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SHERRI-ANN BUTTERFIELD (Ph. D., University of Michigan) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Rutgers-Newark. Her research interests include race and ethnicity, Caribbean immigration, urban sociology, identity and culture, and multiple methods. Professor Butterfield is currently preparing a book-length manuscript based on her dissertation research that looked at the construction of racial and ethnic identity among second generation West Indians living in New York City. She is also conducting qualitative interviews for her project that examines the role that race and ethnicity play in the lives of the diasporic West Indian community who reside in North America and Europe; continuing studies, started with Alex Trillo of Saint Xavier University, of the effects of multi-ethnic neighborhoods on constructions of racial and ethnic identities in New York City; and investigating the racial and ethnic interactions between West Indians and African Americans in New Jersey. She is the author of “Ethnicity as a Factor in Identity Formation: The Second Generation West Indian Community in Contemporary New York City” in Mighty Change, Tall Within: Black Identity In The Hudson Valley. Myra Armstead (ed), SUNY Press (forthcoming); "Why Do I Have to Choose? The Racial and Ethnic Identities of Second Generation West Indians" in Becoming New Yorkers: The Second Generation in a Global City Philip Kasinitz, John Mollenkopf and Mary C. Waters (eds.) under review, Russell Sage Foundation Press; and "To Be Young, Gifted, Black, and Somewhat Foreign: The Role of Ethnicity in Black Student Achievement." In Beyond Acting White: Reassessments and New Directions in Research on Black Students and School Success. Erin McNamara Horvat and Carla O'Connor (eds.). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (forthcoming).