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Noël A. Cazenave Papers

Identifier: 1999-0055

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials collected by Dr. Cazenave in his struggle to develop and teach a course on White Racism at the University of Connecticut. The course was first proposed as a Special Topics seminar in the Sociology department. After submission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Curricula and Courses Committee, the proposal was tabled twice before it was finally approved. In the interim, Dr. Cazenave turned to the media to garner support. After intense opposition, the Special Topics seminar was offered in 1996 and became a permanent course (graduate and undergraduate) a year later.

The collection contains correspondence, proposals and supporting materials, clippings, publications, notes, audio recordings and a video recording documenting the three-year struggle to have the course included in the curriculum of the University.

The materials have been arranged in an order to reflect the development of the conflict.


  • Creation: undated, 1988-1999

Restrictions on Access

Addresses and telephone numbers have been redacted by the donor. Duplication of the audio and video recordings is restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


Noël A. Cazenave received is B.A. degree (Magnum cum Laude) from Dillard University in 1970. Cazenave continued his studies at the University of Michigan (M.A. Psychology, 1971) and Tulane University (Sociology, Ph.D., 1977). He was a professor of sociology at Temple University (Assistant Professor 1978-1984; Associate Professor 1984-1991) before accepting the position of Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. The author of numerous publications, Cazenave's current research interests include Poverty Policy, Racism and Political Sociology. A 1999 copy of his curriculum vitae is available, providing a complete list of publications, lectures and awards.


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Noel A. Cazenave is Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut whose research and teaching interests include racism, poverty policy, political sociology, urban sociology, and criminal justice. The author of numerous publications, Cazenave conducted his undergraduate studies at Dillard University and was awarded an M.A. in Psychology from University of Michigan and Ph.D. from Tulane (1977). Temple University awarded tenure 1984. Most of his research focuses on the impact of structured inequality on social identities, structures and processes.

Acquisition Information

Materials were donated to Archives & Special Collections by Dr. Cazenave in June 1999.

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Noël A. Cazenave Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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