R.L. Lewis-McCoy

Associate Professor of Sociology and Black Studies
City University of New York

R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Black Studies at the City College of New York and on the doctoral faculty at the CUNY – Graduate Center. His research concentrates on issues of educational inequality, the role of race in contemporary society, and gender equity.

The changing national and international landscape necessitate deeper, more sustainable, and meaningful engagement conversations and research. Through his writing, speaking, and commentary his work analyzes some of the most pressing issues facing the African Diaspora. With specializations in race and ethnic relations, his research and activism grapple with the areas of education, youth culture, and public policy.

His commentary has been featured in media outlets such as US World News Report, National Public Radio, Ebony,, and the Detroit Free Press.