Reginald A. Byron

Reggie A. Byron

Associate Professor and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Director; Faculty Director, Black Commun; Director, CRES

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What I do

I am a tenured Associate Professor of Sociology and the Director of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of Denver.

Professional Biography

I graduated from the Ohio State University in 2009 with a PhD. in Sociology, hold a MA in Sociology from Ohio State (2005), a MA in Psychology from SUNY Buffalo (2003), and a BA in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo (2000). After graduating from Ohio State, I went on to work as a Sociology professor at Southwestern University for 13 years before coming to DU.


  • Ph.D., Sociology, The Ohio State University, 2009
  • MA, Sociology, The Ohio State University, 2005
  • MA, Psychology, SUNY Buffalo, 2003
  • BA, Psychology, SUNY Geneseo, 2000


In line with Critical Race Theory, my work exposes and critiques the institutional manifestations of racism and sexism in U.S. social institutions (like the workplace, education system, the media, and public accommodations). My work has appeared in top academic journals such as Sociology of Race & Ethnicity, Gender & Society, Work and Occupations, The Journal of Higher Education, Social Forces, Social Science Research, and The Journal of Homosexuality. I enjoy teaching, working with students on research projects, and public sociology especially as it intersects with diversity and inclusion work (e.g., serving on the boards of nonprofits, consulting with private companies, media interviews, or helping advocacy groups with white papers).

Areas of Research

Employment/Public Accommodations Discrimination; College Campus Climate Studies; Criminology