Jessie Daniels, PhD is a Mellon Fellow (2012-2013) at the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center, and Professor of Urban Public Health and Sociology. She is the author of Cyber Racism (2009) and White Lies (1997), as well as dozens of peer-reviewed articles in journals such as New Media & Society, Gender & Society, American Journal of Public Health, and Women’s Studies Quarterly.
Daniels has also done research with young men leaving Rikers Island, New York City’s largest jail. This research explored the role of masculinity and race in promoting health and a paper based on that research recently won the Sarah Mazelis Paper of the Year Award for 2011.
Since 2007, she and Joe Feagin have maintained a scholarly blog, RacismReview, that regularly gets 200,000 unique visitors each month, and has received well over than 2 million visitors since it began.
Daniels is writing a memoir about coming of age in South Texas during school desegregation in the 1970s called “No Daughter of Mine.”