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Jessie Daniels (PhD, MA, UT-Austin) is a Professor at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is an internationally recognized expert on digital sociology, in particular, the Internet manifestations of racism.

Daniels is the author (or editor) of five books, including two about race and various forms of media, White Lies (1997) and Cyber Racism (2009), 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.

Most recently, she is co-author of two books about digital technologies and academia: Going Public (with Arlene Stein), University of Chicago Press (2017), and Being a Scholar in the Digital Era (with Polly Thistlethwaite), Policy Press, 2016.

Since 2007, Daniels has maintained an award-winning scholarly blog, RacismReview, which regularly gets 200,000 unique visitors each month, and has received well over than 2 million visitors since it began. Forbes Magazine named her one of “20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter.” You can follow her there at: @JessieNYC


  • 2009–present
    Professor, Hunter College - CUNY


  • 1993 
    University of Texas-Austin, PhD / Sociology
  • 1991 
    University of Texas-Austin, MA / Sociology

Professional Memberships

  • American Sociological Association
  • Eastern Sociological Society


Public Sociology, 2015, from the CITASA Section of the American Sociological Association