Candace Miller

Candace Miller

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Doctorate in Sociology, University of Virginia

Masters in Sociology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Old Dominion University

Research Interests:

Candace Miller is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Organizational Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Broadly, her research interests focus on race and ethnicity, urban sociology, and the sociology of culture. Candace’s research agenda is driven by an interest in racial inequalities embedded in and stemming from contemporary urban political economy. She is currently working on a book based on a mixed-methods study of the disparate experiences and outcomes of Black and White small business owners in the context of contemporary redevelopment efforts in Detroit, Michigan. In addition, she is currently examining how arts organizations are distributed among poor and minority neighborhoods, tracing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black and White business owners’ outcomes, and tracing the exchange of capital between higher- and lower-socioeconomic status neighborhoods in metro-Indianapolis, Indiana during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Candace’s research has been generously supported by organizations, including the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and Indiana University. Prior to joining the faculty at UNCC, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the O’Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington.