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About Arthur Scarritt


Arthur Scarritt is a Full Professor in the Department of Sociology at Boise State University, and served as Chair for six years. He studies how people challenge and reproduce the multiple forms of inequality that make up their daily lives. He has several research streams. With the help of a small grant from the National Science Foundation, he and colleagues investigate how ostensibly inclusive liberal policies associated with the US Democratic party help mainstream white supremacy. He also employs international comparative analyses to publish on the dynamics of racial inequality and white supremacy. And he researches the intersectional reproduction of inequality driven by the neoliberal privatization of public higher education. Scarritt also serves as Co-Director the Intermountain Social Research Lab (IMSRL). With a decade-plus legacy, the lab provides intensive undergraduate research training and publishes widely on the topic of neoliberal higher education. Research from the project has shown how the neoliberal university trains students to embrace the inequalities, limited learning, sexism and racism that undermine the value of their educations, and key ways to fight these trends. He earned his bachelor’s at The Evergreen State College and his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.