Cory Charles Gooding is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego. He earned his Bachelors in Political Science from Haverford College, a Masters in Afro-American Studies from UCLA, and his doctorate in Political Science, also from UCLA.
Cory’s research focuses on the intersection of race, ethnicity and politics with an emphasis on citizenship, communication and political engagement. He is a contributing author to A Companion to Sport where he and Mark Sawyer examine anti-black racism in international football. Currently, Cory is developing a book manuscript that examines group-based identity, socio-political attitudes and political engagement among Afro-Caribbeans in the United States during the Barack Obama administration.
In addition to his research, Cory has over 15 years of experience working with students to ensure positive outcomes in diverse educational settings. He is committed to teaching, mentorship and youth development with a particular focus on exposing students to the role of politics in their daily lives.
To learn more about Cory’s teaching, visit the teaching link above. For more information about efforts to improve student outcomes and support, visit the resources link as well.