R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy, also known as Dumi Eyidiyiye, is a young scholar with a fresh take on issues facing African-Americans and the African Diaspora. With specializations in race and ethnic relations, he concentrates his research and activism in areas such as education, youth culture, public policy, and gender. His research has been featured in scholarly journals and edited volumes.

His most recent educational research concentrates on educational inequality in American public schools. His book, Inequality in the Promised Land, which explores on the experiences of low income and racial minorities’ attempts at accessing school-related resources. Using original data he tackles the subtle and explicit ways that race and social class can affect the schooling opportunities of youth and their families in the Post-Civil Rights Era.

Professor Lewis-McCoy’s wider research can be classified in the areas of race and ethnicity, sociology of education, education policy and the sociology of mental health. For more on his academic work please click here.