Sabrina Pendergrass


Associate Professor

African American Studies

University of Virginia


Sabrina Pendergrass is Associate Professor in the Department of African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia.  She specializes in race, inequality, internal migration, culture, and place.  Sabrina earned her A.B. in Sociology with High Honors and a Certificate in African American Studies from Princeton University, and she obtained her Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University.  She was formerly a Doctoral Fellow in Harvard’s Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy and a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University.

Image Citation: Photographer - Jack Delano, “Migratory agricultural workers on Route 27 trying to "hitch" north with the potato season. North Carolina” July 1940. Library of Congress Archives. via InMotion