Don C. Sawyer Official Biography

Dr. Sawyer's lived experiences as a Black male, father, mentor, educator, and scholar have played a significant role in determining his academic and research focus.

Although Don is a sociologist, his research and teaching are interdisciplinary and contribute to multiple areas of inquiry. He has accumulated a body of research that focuses on race, social justice, Black and Latino males in urban schools, youth resistance, hip-hop culture, and the reentry experiences of formerly incarcerated individuals.

Selected Academic Work

Public Sociology and Community Engagement

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Work With Don

Dr. Sawyer is available for collaborations

Outside of Dr. Sawyer’s inspired work in public schools and the Dominican Republic, he is actively engaged in creating community-centered partnerships devoted to freedom and justice with social collaborators.