Waverly Duck, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh.
Professor Duck is an urban sociologist and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Center on Race and Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of No Way Out: Precarious Living in the Shadow of Poverty and Drug Dealing (University of Chicago Press, 2015), a finalist for the Society for the Study of Social Problem 2016 C. Wright Mills Book Award. His new book Tacit Racism, co-authored with Anne Rawls, also with the University of Chicago Press, is the 2021 winner of the Charles Horton Cooley Book Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. He also co-authored and curated a new book with Anne Rawls and Kevin Whitehead, titled Black Lives Matter: Ethnomethodological and Conversation Analytic Studies of Race and Systemic Racism in Everyday Interaction (Taylor and Francis, 2020).Like his earlier work, his current research investigates the challenges faced by socially marginal groups. However, his work is more directly concerned with how residents of marginalized communities identify problems and what they think are viable solutions to those problems.