Dr. Eschmann writes on educational inequality, community violence, racism, social media, and youth wellbeing. His research seeks to uncover individual, group, and intuitional-level barriers to racial and economic equity, and he pays special attention to the heroic efforts everyday people make to combat those barriers.
Dr. Eschmann’s research investigates the effects of online experiences on real-world outcomes. From his work on the relationship between online communication and community violence, to his current work on race and racism in the digital era, Dr. Eschmann’s research bridges the gap between virtual and face-to-face experiences. He directs the Digital Race Lab, a research center for studying the effects of online racial discourse on people of Color, and society. His forthcoming book with the University of California Press, ""When the Hood Comes Off: Racism and Resistance in the Digital Era,"" will systematically explore the ways online communication has changed the expressions of racism, its effects on communities of color and society, and resistance to racism at individual and structural levels.
Dr. Eschmann is an Associate Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago's Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice in 2017.