Faculty Scholar Emeriti

Elizabeth Higginbotham

Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice
Faculty Scholar Emerita, Center for the Study of Diversity

University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716



Elizabeth Higginbotham (Ph.D. )is a professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware with joint appointments in Black American Studies and Women’s Studies. She has a long standing interest in diversity issues as they related to education and employment. Her publications include, Too Much to Ask: Black Women in the Era of Integration (University of North Carolina Press, 2001), and with Margaret Andersen, Race in Society: Then Changing Landscape(Wadsworth-Cengage, 2012) in its third edition. She is currently researching Black professionals who desegregate workplaces.