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Cazenave, Noel A(nthony) 1948-

CAZENAVE, Noel A(nthony) 1948-

PERSONAL: Born October 25, 1948, in Washington, DC; son of Herman Joseph and Mildred (Depland) Cazenave; married Anita Washington, June 20, 1971; children: Anika Tene. Education: Dillard University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1970; University of Michigan, M.A., 1971; Tulane University, Ph.D., 1977; University of New Hampshire, post-doctoral study, 1977-78; University of Pennsylvania, post-doctoral study, 1989. Hobbies and other interests: Hiking, enjoying nature, jazz and the blues, African-American theater and film, meditation.

ADDRESSES: Home—Storrs, CT. Offıce—123 Manchester Hall, Department of Sociology, University of Connecticut, 344 Mansfield Road, U-2068, Storrs, CT 06269. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, assistant then associate professor of sociology; University of Connecticut, Storrs, currently associate professor of sociology.

MEMBER: American Sociological Association, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Association of Black Sociologists.

AWARDS, HONORS: Bloomer Award, Northeast Magazine, for contributions to the quality of life in Connecticut.


(With Kenneth J. Neubeck) Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card against America's Poor, Routledge (New York, NY), 2001.

Contributor of articles to periodicals, including Abafazi, Poverty and Race, Race and Society, and Journal of Urban History.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Who Decides? Professional Turf Battles and Grassroots Democracy in the Origins of the War on Poverty; White Programs and Black Struggle: Racial Paternalism and Conflict in Community Action Programs in Two Northern Cities.

SIDELIGHTS: Noel A. Cazenave is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut. His research interests include racism, poverty, and political sociology. In his personal statement found on the university's Department of Sociology Web site, Cazenave explained, "I am interested in sociology, as well as other social sciences, for what they offer as instruments of human liberation from social and economic oppression."

Cazanave coauthored Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card against America's Poor with Kenneth J. Neubeck, who is also a sociology professor. In Welfare Racism Cazanave and Neubeck explore the connection between racism and the public-assistance programs in the United States. The authors believe that racism has a negative affect on public-assistance programs, and they present facts to support that belief. The authors also contend that individuals are unfairly judged because of their need for assistance. Contemporary Sociology contributor Robert Davis noted, "Many of the findings in this book help explain why Americans hold such cynical views of welfare recipients."



Booklist, August, 2001, Mary Carroll, review of Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card against America's Poor, p. 2060.

Contemporary Sociology, July, 2002, Robert Davis, review of Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card against America's Poor, pp. 406-407.

Women's Review of Books, June, 2002, Ann Withorn, "The Persistence of Prejudice," pp. 22-23.


Institute for Public Accuracy Web site, (August 28, 2002), "Welfare Reform: Five Years Later."

University of Connecticut Department of SociologyWeb site, (August 28, 2002), "Noel A. Cazenave."*

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