B.A -- UCLA '15
M.S.Ed -- University of Pennsylvania '17
Race & Equity, Activism, Dismantling white supremacy, Racism on college campuses during the Trump era, historical legacy of racism on college campuses
USC Race & Equity Center
Sy Stokes is a 3rd year doctoral student at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education and Research Associate at the USC Race and Equity Center. While an undergraduate student at UCLA, Sy produced a video entitled “The Black Bruins” in which he took his alma mater to task for racial disparities among the admission and graduation of Black male undergraduates. In addition to having received more that 2-million views online, “The Black Bruins” was a catalyst for similar mediated mobilization campaigns at other colleges and universities to include the University of Michigan, Harvard University, and Oregon State University. His primary research interest is studying racism on college campuses during the Trump era (2016-2020).
- Davis, C. H. , III & Harris, J. C. & Stokes, S. & Harper, S. R. (2019). But Is It Activist?: Interpretive Criteria for Activist Scholarship in Higher Education. The Review of Higher Education 42(5), 85-108.
- Stokes, S. & Miller, D. (2019). Remembering “The Black Bruins”: A case study of supporting activists at UCLA. In Davis III, C. H. F. & Morgan, D. (Eds.) Student Engagement, Student Services, and Supporting Student Activists. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.