Dr. Carter is currently a Professor of Sociology at the University of Central Florida and is the Co-Editor of Sociological Inquiry.  His research interests encompass several areas, including race and politics, racial attitudes, racial inequality in education, and Southern and urban place. He has published in several journals, including the Annual Review of Sociology, Social Problems, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Social Science Research, Social Science Quarterly, and the Journal of Family Issues.  He is also co-author of the book, The Death of Affirmative Action? Racialized Framing and the Fight Against Racial Preference in College Admissions, and co-editor of the book, Protecting Whiteness: Whitelash and the Rejection of Racial Equality. The monograph and his current work focus, particularly on race, politics, and framing effects.

Research Interests

  • Racial and Gender Inequality
  • Attitudinal Measurement
  • Urban and Regional Subcultures
  • Race and Politics
  • Inequality and Education

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