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R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy, also known as Dumi, is a sociologist whose scholarship and activism centers issues of race, education, and opportunity. He is an Associate Professor at New York University in the Sociology of Education program in

the School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

In the area of education, he critically engages how educational resources and opportunities are hoarded. He is the author of Inequality in the Promised Land (Stanford University Press) which tackled how inequality persisted in an “integrated” school and suburban community. His larger research interests include race and racism, gender justice, and community mobilization. He has lectured widely and has been a featured expert on the role of race in the contemporary political landscape, suburban and urban regional issues, as well as social justice.

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Professor Lewis-McCoy is committed to public and academic audiences. His research has been featured in scholarly journals and edited volumes, newspapers, magazines and podcasts.



Professor Lewis-McCoy is a frequent commentator and guest in international and US-based news media. He has been featured in cable news, documentaries, newspapers and magazines.



Professor Lewis-McCoy is an internationally renowned and requested speaker. He delivers talks and workshop on issue of race, power, justice, and opportunity.

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