Kasey Henricks



Welcome to my official home on the web. My name is Kasey Henricks, and I am a Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Beginning in the Fall of 2017, I will be an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Tennessee.

My research interests lie in understanding how racial inequalities are reproduced over time through institutional arrangements sponsored by tax policy. More specifically, I have a research agenda that can be divided into a two-fold examination of: 1) the ways face-neutral tax laws yield racially disparate consequences in the distribution of tax liability, and 2) how racial ideology discursively shapes, and becomes shaped by, conflicts over taxation.

I have been privileged to receive accolades from The National Academies, American Sociological Association, and Society for the Study of Social Problems. My work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Law and Society Association, and American Bar Foundation as well as featured in media outlets such as ForbesU.S. News & World Report, and The Chicago Tribune. Some of my writings can be read in journals like Social ProblemsSociological ForumSymbolic InteractionSocial Justice ResearchRace Ethnicity & Education, and Critical Sociology. 

Evolving out of the master’s thesis, my first book (co-authored with David G. Embrick) is entitled State Looteries: Historical Continuities, Rearticulations of Racism, and American Taxation (Routledge, 2017). Contact can be directed to me at kaseyh@uic.edu.

Kasey Henricks

Postdoctoral Associate|
Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy,
University of Illinois at Chicago

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Social Problems

Board of Directors |
Society for the Study of Social Problems

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Division on Racial and Ethnic Minorities,
Society for the Study of Social Problems