Herman Gray

Herman Gray portraitBiographical Information

Herman Gray is Professor of Sociology at UC Santa Cruz and has published widely in the areas of black cultural theory, politics, and media. Gray is the author of Watching Race (Minnesota) and Cultural Moves and he co-edited Towards a Sociology of the Trace with Macarena Gomez Barris (Minnesota). Most recently, he co-edited The Sage Handbook of Television with Manuel Alvarado, Milly Buoanno and Toby Miller.

Research Interests

Media, Race, Television Studies, Cultural Politics, Jazz Studies

Previous Education/Training

1983 – Ph.D., Sociology, University of California – Santa Cruz
1975 – M.A., Sociology, Washington State University
1972 – B.S., Sociology, Florida A&M University