G. Reginald Daniel, a professor and director of graduate studies in sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, died late last year. He was 73 years old.
Dr. Daniel held bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles.
After serving as a lecturer at UCLA, Dr. Daniel began teaching at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1992. He was named an assistant professor of sociology in 1998. He was promoted to associate professor in 200e and to full professor in 2009.
Dr. Daniel’s research centered on race and ethnic relations, critical mixed-race studies, comparative race and culture, and comparative and historical sociology. He taught the course “Betwixt and Between,” which is one of the first and longest-standing courses in the United States to deal specifically with the question of multiracial identity comparing the United States with various parts of the world.
Dr. Daniel authored several books including More Than Black? Multiracial Identity and the New Racial Order (Temple University Press, 2001) and Race and Multiraciality in Brazil and the United States: Converging Paths? (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006). He was also the co-founding editor and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies.