Curtis Webb

Curtis Webb , Masters of Arts in Sociology, The University of Cincinnati

Graduate Assistant

Professional Summary

Curtis Webb is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. Webb received his B.A. in Sociology from Morehouse College, in Atlanta Georgia, in 2013 and his M.A. in Sociology from the University of Cincinnati in 2017. He is originally from Chicago, Illinois. He currently serves as the Graduate Assistant and Project Coordinator for The Cincinnati Project.  His current research interests include race, resistance, and exploring how and why have people created space to organize Black people for leisure.  Webb ’s thesis research focuses on how parents’ from different backgrounds justify their children’s involvement in extra-curricular activities, and why this is an important part of the socialization process for these parents.  Following calls to conduct research on how Black people transform oppressive spaces in cities into sites for Black joy and celebration, in his dissertation he examines how and why Black Millennials create and organize for leisure in white spaces. Webb focuses on Black millennials’ agency in negotiating and navigating urban spaces even in the midst of ongoing anti-Blackness, discrimination, racism, and gentrification.

Education

Bachelors of Art: Morehouse College Atlanta, Georgia, 2013 (Sociology)

Masters of Arts: The University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2017 (Sociology)

Research and Practice Interests

My research interests include race, resistance, and exploring how and why people create space to organize Black people for leisure. Webb’s recent research focused on how people of color Twitter users created a community online that merged their experiences as POC with their fandom of professional wrestling.

Positions and Work Experience

08-2016 -To Present Project Coordinator for The Cincinnati Project, The Cincinnati Project harnesses the expertise and resources from the University of Cincinnati faculty and students, and from Cincinnati community members, non-profits, governments and agencies in order to conduct social research that will directly benefit the community.,

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Curtis Webb (08-2017. ) Rachel Dolezal as an indicator of the continued Significance of race. 47th Annual Meeting of the Association of Black Sociologists, Montreal, Canada. Conference. . Level:International

Webb, Curtis (03-2019. ) Academic “Storytelling” and the Presentation of Self: Strategies for Using Personal Narratives .2019 North Central Sociological Association., Cincinnati, Ohio. Conference. . Level:Regional

Poster Presentations

Curtis Webb (02-2012. ) The Effects Families and Parents have on Adolescents Mental Wellness .Southeastern Undergraduate Sociology Symposium, Emory University. . Level:Regional

Curtis Webb and Reeve Vanneman (11-2012. ) A Class Discussion: Working and Stay at Home Mothers in the Media and It's Potential Mental Health Impacts .Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, St.Louis, Missouri. . Level:National

Curtis Webb and Kelsie Feser (02-2015. ) A Bomb or a Blessing? Impacts of Hurricane Hugo on the Economy of St.Croix. The University of Cincinnati Graduate Student Poster Forum, University of Cincinnati. . Level:University

Lecture

Curtis Webb (02-2015. ) The Sociology of Deviance .Department of Sociology. UC.

Curtis Webb (10-2015. ) Social Science Research Ethics .Department of Sociology. UC.

Paper Presentations

Curtis Webb (02-2013. ) Music as a Reflection of the World We Live In: A Study of the Reception Theory in Women .Morehouse College. Level:Regional

Curtis Webb and Rhonda Connerly Holiday (08-2014. ) Social Support, Depressive Symptoms, and Recidivism in African American Men .San Francisco, CA. Conference. Level:Prof. Org.

Curtis Webb (10-2016. ) “Community for Who?”: Racialization in a Multicultural Community Program .Memphis, TN. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Curtis Webb (02-2012. ) The Effects Families and Parents have on Adolescents Mental Wellness. Atlanta, Georgia. Conference. Level:Regional

Curtis Webb (08-2018. ) Ric Flair Drip go WOOO on the Beat: How Twitter Users are Challenging the Racial Politics of Professional Wrestling .Philadelphia, PA. Conference. Level:International

Curtis Webb (08-2017. ) Playing to Win: Parents' Pursuit of Resources in an Urban Baseball Community Organization. Montreal Canada. Conference. Level:National

Curtis Webb (04-2019. ) For Us By US: Black Millennial in white Leisure Spaces .Atlanta, GA. Conference. Level:Regional

Curtis Webb (04-2018. ) The Cincinnati Project: Striving toward equity in an Urban City .Cincinnati, Ohio. UC. Level:University

Curtis Webb (04-2018. ) “Dream Match” of Hip-Hop, Wrestling, and Twitter: Challenging the Racial Politics of Professional Wrestling .New Orleans, Louisiana. Conference. Level:Regional

Symposium

Curtis Webb and Reeve Vanneman (02-23-2013. ) A Class Discussion: Working and Stay at Home Mothers in the Media .Morehouse College.

Honors and Awards

2012 Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honors Society

2013 Phi Betta Kappa

04-2019 Black Graduate Student Campus Leader Award Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Recognition

Service

Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, University of Cincinnati President-Elect Level:University 08-2017 -04-2018

Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, University of Cincinnati (Parlimentarian ) Other Level:University 08-2015 -05-2017

Sociology Graduate Student Lyceum President Type:Departmental Service Level:University 08-2015 -05-2016

Sociology Graduate Student Lyceum Vice President Type:Departmental Service Level:University 08-2014 -05-2015

Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (Graduate Student Representative for the Graduate Student Governance Association ) Representative Level:University 08-2013 -05-2014

Professional Affiliation

08-2013 -To Present: American Sociological Association Student Affiliate

07-2016 -To Present: Association of Black Sociologists Student Affiliate

08-2013 -To Present: University of Cincinnati Black Graduate and Professional Student Association Student Member

2018 -To Present: Student Member of the Southern Sociological Society

Courses Taught

34-SOC-101 INTRO TO SOCIOL I Level:Undergraduate

-SOC-1001 INTRO SOCIOLOGY Level:Undergraduate

Contact Information

webbcu@mail.uc.edu