Q&A with Dr. Katherine Johnson

“Families feel like they need to prepare for the worst,” says Dr. Katherine Johnson, author of the Contexts feature “Navigating the Invisibility and Hypervisibility of Mixed-Race Families.” In this interview with Contexts graduate student editor Colter Uscola, Johnson discusses her research with Black-White mixed-race families and how mothers and fathers approach the racial erasure and surveillance their families attract when going about their daily lives. She also speaks to the relevance of Contexts as a hybrid publication, written by academics but for the general public, noting how it fits with her vision for a sociology that’s “engaging, impactful, and… accessible.” Read the full article online at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/epdf/10.1177/15365042241252123.