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

Her latest book, Nice White Ladies: The Truth about White Supremacy, Our Role in It, and How We Can Help Dismantle It (Seal Press, 2021), earned a starred review by Kirkus, and was listed as one of the Best Nonfiction Titles of 2021.

Daniels is the author (or editor) of six 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.

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