Nebraska Authors

Kirby Moss

African-American journalist and anthropologist has written an interesting ethnography of poor whites that explores their racial and class identities. He worked for 5 years as a journalist before pursuing his PhD in anthropology.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


United States--Social Conditions; United States--Race Relations; African-American Authors


BA, University of Nebraska, Omaha
MA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
PHD, University of Texas at Austin
post-doctorate fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Teaches Journalism at Unviersity of Colorado in Boulder


The Color of Class: Poor Whites and the Paradox of Privilege. 2003.

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