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Kasey HenricksKasey Henricks

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2016 Loyola University Chicago

The University of Tennessee
914 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0490

Phone 865-974-7227

Interest Areas
Race and Ethnicity, Public Finance, Research Methods

Kasey Henricks studies how racial inequalities are reproduced over time through institutional arrangements sponsored by public finance. His work has been recognized by The National Academies, American Sociological Association, and Society for the Study of Social Problems, and it has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Law and Society Association. Prior to coming to the University of Tennessee, Henricks was a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and a Law and Social Science Fellow at the American Bar Foundation.


  • Henricks, Kasey and David G. Embrick. 2017. State Looteries: Historical Continuities, Rearticulations of Racism, and American Taxation. New York: Routledge.
    • Featured in the Following Outlets: Chicago Access Network Television, The H30 Show; Contexts Magazine; Forbes; Seattle Medium; South Side Weekly


  • Henricks, Kasey. 2017. “‘I’m Principled Against Slavery, but …’: Colorblindness and the Three-Fifths Debate.” Social Problems doi: 10.1093/socpro/spx018
    • 2015 James E. Blackwell Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award, Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, American Sociological Association
  • Henricks, Kasey and Daina Cheyenne Harvey. 2017. “Not One but Many: Monetary Punishment and the Fergusons of America.” Sociological Forum doi: 10.1111/socf.12360
  • Henricks, Kasey and Louise Seamster. 2017. “Mechanisms of the Racial Tax State.” Critical Sociology 43(2):169-179.

Public Reports

  • Henricks, Kasey, Amanda E. Lewis, Iván Arenas, and Deana G. Lewis. 2017. A Tale of Three Cities: The State of Racial Justice in Chicago. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.
    • Featured in the Following Outlets: Baltimore Sun; Chicago Access Network Television, The H30 Show; Chicago Defender; Chicago Reader; Chicago Reporter; Chicago Sun-Times; Chicago Tribune; Crain’s Chicago; South Side Weekly; St. Louis Post-Dispatch; U.S. News & World Report


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