Hartmann’s research focuses on diversity in the United States (under the auspices of the American Mosaic Project), and on race and sport in contemporary American society. A book in progress considers the role of social interventions in sports such as “midnight basketball.” Hartmann is publisher and editor (with Christopher Uggen) of The Society Pages.org, one of the largest and most active sociological websites on the internet. From 2008-2011 he was co-editor of Contexts magazine, published by the American Sociological Association to make research accessible to the broad public. Hartmann serves as a board member or consultant to a number of local and national sports agencies, as an affiliate of the National Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood and Public Policy. He has also been involved with projects to disseminate social scientific research in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
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Using new, nationally representative survey data, finds that white Americans are not as unaware of the privileges associated with whiteness as the scholarly literature might imply.