Chapman Examines Intersection of Race, Craft Beer

Dr. Nathaniel Chapman

Arkansas Tech University faculty member Dr. Nathaniel Chapman has co-authored a book that probes the sociological implications of the craft beer industry that emerged in the United States over the past decade.

Chapman, assistant professor of sociology and director of undergraduate research at ATU, joined Virginia Tech faculty member Dr. David L. Brunsma in writing “Beer and Racism: How Beer Became White, Why It Matters and the Movements to Change It.” The book was published in October 2020 by Bristol University Press.

According to a description provided by the publisher, the book uses an interdisciplinary approach to “examine and understand the racial dynamics in the craft beer industry and the popular consumption of beer.”

Chapman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Charleston. He obtained his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at Virginia Tech.

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