Eileen O’Brien


Eileen O’Brien, associate professor of sociology and associate chair of social sciences at Saint Leo University’s Virginia education centers, was the co-author of one of the most download articles in Sociological Inquiry, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal that focuses on sociological issues. Her article, “Seeking Liberation, Facing Marginalization: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders’ Conditional Acceptance in Hip-Hop Culture,” ranked as one of the 20 most downloaded articles during the course of a year. O’Brien is the author of several books including The Racial Middle: Latinos and Asian Americans Living Beyond the Racial Divide (2008) and White Men on Race with Joe Feagin (2003).