Wesleyan portrait of Robyn Kimberley Autry

Robyn Kimberley Autry

Associate Professor of Sociology

200 College Street, 203


BS University of Colorado Boulder
MS Univ of Wisconsin Madison
PHD Univ of Wisconsin Madison

Robyn Kimberley Autry

Robyn Autry is a writer and critical sociologist with broad interests in racial identity, Blackness, and memory studies. Her work on the politics of museum development in the US and South Africa has been published in edited volumes and several journals, including Theory & Society and Museum & Society. Her book Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the US and South Africa compares post-apartheid and post-civil rights museum politics (Columbia University Press). She received her PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an associate professor at Wesleyan University.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Mondays 430-530pm


Spring 2023
SOC 275 - 01
The Hair Class

SOC 399R - 01
I Write What I Like

Fall 2023
SOC 202 - 01
Social Analysis

SOC 284 - 01
The Past Tense