R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy
Colin Powell School for Civic and Global LeadershipDepartment
North Academic Center 6/132
ProfileR. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Black Studies program at the City College of New York – CUNY. As a scholar, his research concentrates on educational inequality in American public schools. His book, Inequality in the Promised Land: Race, Resources, an Suburban Schooling (Stanford University Press 2014), concentrates on the experiences of low income and racial minority families' attempts at accessing school-related resources.
His wider research agenda addresses the areas of racial identity, youth culture, and mental health. In racial identity, his work has explored the negotiation of identity in the post-Civil Rights era. His work on youth culture has concentrated on the expansion of Hip-Hop culture and its relation to the lives of African-Americans. His work on mental health has explored the relationship between race, discrimination, and gender justice.
As a scholar-activist, he is engaged in projects relating to the reformation of education, Hip-Hop culture activism, and race-conscious policies. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Sociology from the University of Michigan.
Ph.D. Public Policy and Sociology - University of Michigan
B.A. Sociology - Morehouse College
Sociology/ Black Studies 31109 - Sociology of the African-American Experience
Black Studies 10100 - Introduction to African Heritage: American Experience
Sociology c1266 - Race, Schools, and Policy (Masters Level)
Black Studies/Sociology 31111 - Social Inequality and Hip-Hop
Race, Sociology of Education, Public Policy, Gender Justice