Dr. Michael W. Hudson has long had interests in and conducted research in the areas of inequality, race, and violence. His most recent research examined the disproportionate rate at which young people of color are stopped by police in South Florida and the effects this hyper-scrutiny produces. His dissertation, published by the University of Illinois Press, looked at Black Elites in Chicago and how the increasing wealth gap between them and the vast majority of blacks led to decisions that tended to further isolate them and their children from other blacks.
Dr. Hudson has taught Anthropology and Sociology at Florida Memorial University as an Associate Professor in 2006. Prior to that he worked for the Oprah Winfrey Foundation in South Africa researching ways the organization could assist in the fight to reduce deaths from AIDs and assist orphans and vulnerable children. He was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago in 2003. He enjoys yoga, tennis, painting, and chess when not engaged with academia.