Anthony Greene

Director, African American Studies

Address: ECTR 207-C
Phone: 843.953.0675
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Dr. Anthony D. Greene is the Director of the African American Studies program and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the College of Charleston. He specializes in race-ethnic relations and cultural and ethnic identity.


Dr. Greene received his B.A. in Sociology and African American Studies and his MA in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Charlotte, NC. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Miami in 2008.

Research Interests

Dr. Greene’s current areas of research include race-ethnicity, cultural and ethnic identity among the U.S. Black populations. Current works, as well as a recent publication, focus on Black identity among African American and Caribbean Black populations.  A published article entitled Black Like Me: An Examination of Cultural Identity among African Americans and Second-Generation Caribbean Blacks examines the current state of black identity and the Black experience in the U.S.  The article maintains these groups’ ideas about blackness have redefined the black experience and how the Black experience shouldn’t be equated with the American Black experience.  Other recent scholarship includes a recently completed book chapter for the forthcoming edited volume entitled Contemporary African Families: Achievements, Challenges, and Empowerment Strategies in the 21st Century.  The chapter examines the racial and ethnic socialization process among various Black populations and how these messages are internalized in that young adults are able to handle the stresses of such social experiences as racial discrimination.

 His ongoing research includes several empirical analyses that continue to focus on Black identity.  There are two co-authored articles that highlight the nexus between social class and attitudes about social inequality among African Americans and Whites, as well as African Americans and Black immigrants.  There’s also an ongoing piece that investigates how the perception of discrimination impacts social psychological factors (i.e., social anxiety, depressive symptoms, self-esteem) among Black subgroups in the U.S.

Over the last year, his grown more interested in the portrayal of African Americans in various media outlets (social media, news, television/film).  He’s particularly interested in the continued negative displays of African Americans in reality television, particularly women, and the continued demonizing of Black men (i.e., criminals) and the overall lack of balance of Black images in the media.

Courses Taught

Introduction to African American Studies
Comparative Black Identity
The Politics and Sociology of Race and Gender in the US
Black Masculinity and Manhood
Research Methods
Race and Sports
Race-Ethnic Relations
Senior Capstone
Black Images in the Media
Race in American Film
Blackface in the Global Imaginary
Racism & White Supremacy in the US
Black Families in the U.S.
Introduction to Sociology

*Courses taught during the AAST Barbados-Carolina Connection Study Abroad Program 2014.

Honors and Awards

  • 2019  MLK, Jr. Humanitarian Award. Black History Intercollegiate Consortium. Charleson, SC. 
  • 2015  Outstanding Faculty ExCel Award - School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs at the College of Charleston

  • 2010  Outstanding Faculty Award Nominee – University of North Carolina at Charlotte Annual Black Student Union Awards.

  • 2009  Greek Excellence in Teaching Award – University of North Carolina at Charlotte Annual Faculty Recognition Awards, Office of Student Affairs: Greek Life.

  • 2007  Outstanding Teacher Assistant Award – University of Miami, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology.


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Greene, Anthony D. “Only A Generation Apart: Latino Attitudes Toward Immigration & Immigration Policy.” Submitted to Sociological Spectrum.

Greene, Anthony D. “From the Outside In: Black Americans and Black Immigrants’ Attitudes toward Immigration & Immigration Policy.” Submitted to the Journal of African American Studies.

Greene, Anthony D. “Masculinity, Perceived Discrimination and Mental Health: A Comparative Analysis of Black American Males and Caribbean Black Males.” Forthcoming Africana Urban Education (Spring 2020).

Greene, Anthony D. (Spring/Summer 2019). “The Effects of Perceived Discrimination on the Mental Health of College-Aged Black Americans and Caribbean Blacks.” International Journal of Africana Studies, 20: 66-91.

Keenan, Kevin & Greene, Anthony D. (Fall 2018). “Whiteness or Resilience? Placing Terrorism by Studying Charleston, South Carolina Mother Emanuel Church Shooting. Urban Geography.

Greene, Anthony D. & Shelton, Jason E. (Fall 2017). “No Fault of Their Own? Beliefs about the Causes of Racial Inequality among American Blacks, West Indian and African Immigrants. Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal, 5: 123 146.

Greene, Anthony D., Chaffin, LaTasha, Mangum, Maruice, and Shelton, Jason E. (Fall 2017). “Affirming or Dis-confirming America's Promise: Attitudes about Affirmative Action Among Black Americans and Black Immigrants. Africana Social Stratification. Lexington Books.

Greene, Anthony, D. (Fall 2017). “You Must Learn: How Racial and Ethnic Socialization Affirms Black Identity among Black Americans and West Indians.” Book chapter in edited volume Contemporary African Families: Achievements, Challenges, and Empowerment Strategies in the 21st Century. Routledge Books.

Mangum, Maruice, Chaffin, LaTasha, Greene, Anthony D., and Shelton, Jason E. (Fall 2016). “Aligned or Misaligned? Similarities and Differences Between African Americans and Black Caribbeans’ Opinions on Affirmative Action.” The Journal of Race and Policy,12:34-66.

Greene, Anthony D., Schwartz, S. & Huang, S. (2014). “Black Like Me: An Examination of Cultural Identity among African Americans and Second-Generation Caribbean Blacks.” The Griot, 33(1): 1-10.

Greene, Anthony D. (2014). Tracking Work: Race-Ethic Variation in Placement and Consequences for Academic and Career Outcomes. International Journal of Education Studies, 1(1): 9-18.

Shelton, J. E. & Greene, Anthony D. (2012). "Get Up, Get Out, & Git Sumthin': How Race and Class Influence African Americans Attitudes about Inequality." American Behavioral Scientist Special Edition, 56(11): 1481-1508.

Schwartz, S. J., Weisskirch, R. S., Hurley, E. A., Zamboanga, B. L., Park, I. J. Kim, S. Y., Umaña-Taylor, A. C., Brown, L. G., Brown, E., Greene, Anthony D. (2010). “Communalism, Familism, and Filial Piety: Are They Birds of a Collectivist Feather?” Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16(4): 548-560.

Mickelson, R. A. & Greene, Anthony D. (2006). “Connecting the Pieces of the Puzzle: Exploring the Sources of Gender Differences in African American Middle School Students’ Academic Performance.” Journal of Negro Education, 75(1): 34 - 48.

Braddock, J. H., Sokol-Katz, J., Greene, Anthony D., Basinger-Fleischman, L. (2005). “Uneven Playing Fields: State Variations in Boys’ and Girls’ Access to and Participation in High School Interscholastic Sports.” Sociological Spectrum, 25: 231-250.

Commissioned Papers

Greene, Anthony D. (2016). Hip-Hop Track Notes. The Smithsonian Hip-Hop Institute. A Commissioned paper by the Smithsonian Hip-Hop Institute; National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Greene, Anthony D. (2011). “Saving Our Sons: African American Males as a Dying Breed in America’s Schools. Urban League of Charlotte: State of Ethnic Charlotte.

Shelton, Jason E. & Greene, Anthony D. (2008). “Blacks and Latinos: Demographic and
Educational Trends”: A Commissioned Paper for the Southern Education

Manuscripts in Progress

Greene, Anthony D. “Wearing Out Their Welcome: Racial Attitudes Toward Immigration & Immigration Policy.”

Greene, Anthony D., Strayhorn, Terrell, Ellis, Antonio. “School Belonginess among Black Immigrant Students: Testing Ogbu’s Theory of Factors that Contribute to the Academic Success and Failures among Black Immigrant Students.” Manuscript in Progress.

Greene, Anthony D. “The Complexities of Blackness: Comparative Analysis of Afro-Latinos and West Indians’ Black Identity.”


Book Reviews

Greene, Anthony D. [Review of Book: The Political Use of Racial Narratives: School Desegregation in Mobile, Alabama, 1954-97; Richard A. Pride. 2002]. Teachers College Record. April 14, 2009.