Dr. Esa Syeed, Associate Professor

: PSY-125
Phone: (562) 985-5690
Pronouns: he/him/his

Main Courses:

  • SOC 354 – Qualitative Methods
  • SOC 415 – Sociology of Education
  • SOC 427 – Social Order and Social Change

Research & Teaching Interests:

  • Urban Education; Social Movements; Qualitative Methods; Race/Ethnicity


  • Georgetown University, BA
  • American University, MA
  • New York University, Sociology of Education, Ph.D.



Public scholarship:

Book chapters:

  • Noguera, P. & Syeed, E (2021). The Role of Schools in Reducing Racial Inequality. In James Banks (Ed.), Transforming Multicultural Educational Policy and Practice. Teachers College Press.
  • Syeed, E. (2019). An Open and Shut Case: Comparing Outcomes of School Closures in Washington, D.C. In Ebony Duncan-Shippy (Ed.), Shuttered Schools: Race, Community, and School Closures in American Cities. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.