Reg Daniel

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Race and ethnic relations, critical mixed race studies, comparative race and culture, comparative and historical sociology.


Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1987.
M.A. Indiana University, 1973.
B.A. Indiana University, 1971.


It is with great sadness that I write to share with you the news that Professor G. Reginald Daniel of our Department of Sociology passed away on November 29, 2022. Professor Daniel was an esteemed colleague, a renowned scholar and author, and a deeply dedicated teacher and mentor. He contributed to the campus community in countless ways over the past 28 years, including serving as the director of graduate studies in Sociology.
G. Reginald Daniel, was a true pioneer in the field of Critical Mixed Race Studies. A mentor and inspiration to legions of scholars and activists, Reg authored several books including More Than Black? Multiracial Identity and the New Racial Order (2002) and Race and Multiraciality in Brazil and the United States: Converging Paths? (2006), and was the co-editor of Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union (2014). He was also the co-founding editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies (JCMRS), and served on the advisory boards AMEA (Association of MultiEthnic Americans), the Mixed Heritage Center of MAVIN Foundation, and Project RACE (Reclassify All Children Equally). In recognition of Reg’s longstanding service to multiracial advocacy, he was awarded the Loving Prize at the 5th Annual Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival in Los Angeles.
The Department of Sociology established a memorial fund in Reg’s honor, as a tribute to his legacy and impact. The Professor G. Reginald Daniel Memorial Fund will support graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology as well as the ongoing work on Critical Mixed Race Studies; more information is available at