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Tia Sherèe Gaynor

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Chapter Member: Central Ohio SSN

About Tia

Gaynor is Director of the Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation and Taft Professor of Social Justice at the University of Cincinnati. Her research focuses on the unjust experiences that individuals at the intersection of race, gender identity, and sexual orientation have when interacting with systemic racism and social hierarchy in public administration.

No Jargon Podcast

In the News

Opinion: "Racial Healing Requires Truth and Reconciliation," Tia Sherèe Gaynor (with Wendy Ellis and Laura Huerta), The Columbus Dispatch, January 18, 2021.
Quoted by Lucy May in "Cincinnati’s National Day of Racial Healing Aims to Inspire Community to Take Action," Cincinnati WCPO, January 18, 2021.
Opinion: "'Pose' Celebrates Stories the Rest of the World Ignores," Tia Sherèe Gaynor, Huffington Post, June 4, 2018.
Opinion: "From Lemons to Lemonade: Lessons from Beyoncè," Tia Sherèe Gaynor, PA Times, September 2, 2016.
Opinion: "A Consciously Complicit Public Administration," Tia Sherèe Gaynor, PA Times, August 5, 2016.
Opinion: "When will PA Become the ‘New Black’?," Tia Sherèe Gaynor, PA Times, July 1, 2016.


"Segregated Spaces and Separated Races: The Relationship Between State-Sanctioned Violence, Place, and Black Identity" (with Seong C. Kang and Brian N. Williams). The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 7 (2021): 50-66.

Explores segregation and the social status of black people, focusing in particular on the ripple effects of Plessy v. Ferguson on policing in the United States.