Associate Professor
Sociology & Criminal Justice

Roderick Graham

NORFOLK, 23529

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Advanced Social Research, City University of New York Graduate Center, (2009)

Ph.D. in Sociology, City University of New York, (2009)

M.A. in Sociology, University of South Carolina, (2003)

B.S. in Biology Education, South Carolina State University, (1998)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Graham, R. S. and Yang, X. "Health Promotion among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21)" $275,000. Federal. -


The use of technology to overcome racial disparities; the impact of racial beliefs on public policy; technology adoption and usage by African-Americans
Criminology/Criminal Justice
The impacts of cyberbullying; phishing victimization; online cultures; cybercriminology


Graham, R. S. and Wood, F. R. (2018). Associations Between Cyberbullying Victimization and Deviant Health Risk Behaviors. The Social Science Journal.
Wood, F. R. and Graham, R. S. (2018). More Than Cultural Racism: The Complexity of White Beliefs about Racial Inequality in the Twenty-first Century . Journal of Race and Policy 13 (1) , pp. 1 - 23.
Graham, R. S. and Smith, K. K. (2017). African American Digital Practices: Mobile E-Health and Residential Segregation. Sociological Focus 51 (3) , pp. 186-199.
Graham, R. S. and Triplett, R. A. (2017). Capable Guardians in the Digital Environment: The Role of Digital Literacy in Reducing Phishing Victimization. Deviant Behavior 39 (12) , pp. 1371 - 1382.
Graham, R. S. (2016). Nurturing Nonmarket Spaces in the Digital Environment. First Monday 21 (10).
Graham, R. S. and Smith, K. K. (2016). The Content of Our #Characters: Black Twitter as Counterpublic. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2 (4) , pp. 433 - 449.
Graham, R. S. and Choi, K. (2016). Explaining African-American Cell Phone UsageThrough the Social Shaping of Technology Approach. Journal of African American Studies 20 (1) , pp. 19 - 34.
Graham, R. S. (2016). Inter-Ideological Mingling: White Extremist Ideology Entering the Mainstream on Twitter. Sociological Spectrum 36 (1) , pp. 24 - 36.
Graham, R. S. (2012). The Digital Practices of Mobile Phones. Sociology Compass 6 (12) , pp. 962 - 973.
Graham, R. S. and Smith, D. T. (2012). Household Expenditures on Information and Communication Technologies: A Proposal for a Digital Practice Model. Race, Gender, and Class 19 (3-4) , pp. 161 - 178.
Graham, R. S. (2009). ICT as Cultural Practice: Group Differences in Attitudes towards Technology among Americans. New Media and Society 12 (6) , pp. 985 - 1003.


Graham, R. S. (2014). The Digital Practices of African-Americans. Peter Lang.