Graduate Research Assistant
Marni Fritz is a second-year graduate student in the department of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include race and organizations. More specifically she focuses on white normativity in organizational contexts, exploitation and violence in social justice organizations, and how racial capitalism and settler-colonialism were foundational to the formation of the US and dominant ideologies therein. As a secondary interest Marni has also pursued research in the area of gender, caregiving and work-life balance in times of COVID.
Prior to entering the world of academia, Marni worked in and alongside social movements in Pittsburgh, PA and New York City through nonprofit work and beyond. She organized and edited The NewPeople Newspaper, a social justice newspaper in Pittsburgh covering movement struggles at home and abroad. Her experiences from this time directly influence her research interests today and it is her goal to bridge her academic work with movement work in the future as a public Sociologist.