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Research Justice at the Intersections

Lance McCready
Lance McCready
Associate Professor of International Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco

Black Queer Youth Coming of Age in Diverse-Divided Cities

My research interests focus on the ways queer youth of colour (QYOC) come of age in global cities that are culturally diverse, yet socially divided. Specifically I am concerned with their prosperity, relationships and overall sense of opportunity in online and offline environments. I investigate the barriers QYOC experience accessing healthcare, postsecondary education and employment, as well as the strategies they use to cope with and resist systemic oppression.


Lance T. McCready, PhD is Associate Professor in the department of International and Multicultural Education at University of San Francisco where he teaches courses on qualitative research, critical race theory, urban education and lgbt studies. Dr. McCready was born in New York City and obtained his graduate degrees from University of California, Berkeley. He is an interdisciplinary scholar-activist whose research and writing focuses on the health, education and employment of marginalized and racialized youth, specifically young Black men and queer youth of color. He recently returned to the US after living abroad in Toronto, Ontario for nine years where he was Associate Professor in the department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at University of Toronto. There he served as Co-Principal Investigator of the Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) project at the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention in Toronto, and Principal Investigator of the Educational Trajectories of Young Black Men study (in collaboration with the John Howard Society of Toronto).

Research Justice at the Intersections


RJI Scholars Program

2015-16 Scholars

Last Updated: 9/5/17