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About Arthur Scarritt


Arthur Scarritt is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Boise State University. He studies how people challenge and reproduce the multiple forms of inequality that make up their daily lives. His book, Racial Spoils from Native Soils, looks at how Peruvian neoliberal reforms exacerbate the racist coloniality that keeps indigenous Andeans oppressed. He is working to apply these insights to the US and globally. Scarritt also runs an intensive undergraduate research training program called the Intermountain Social Research Lab (IMSRL). The lab investigates how the privatization of public higher education intersects with issues such as race, class, gender, sexuality, diversity, STEM, and the culture wars. 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. He earned his bachelor’s at The Evergreen State College and his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.