Faculty Experts

University at Buffalo faculty experts can provide commentary and analysis on topics in the news. For help finding a faculty expert, contact UB Media Relations at 716-645-6969 or ub-news@buffalo.edu.

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University at Buffalo experts are available to discuss COVID-19 and the societal impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. View UB experts on COVID-19.

University at Buffalo experts are available to discuss contemporary and historical issues relating to race, racism and racial justice. View UB experts on racial justice.

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The COVID-19 pandemic, Trump fomenting distrust, and other factors set the stage for a potentially troubling ballot, according to James Gardner.


University at Buffalo higher education administration associate professor Nathan Daun-Barnett offers insights as the Class of 2020 nears graduation.


Protests in the wake of George Floyd's death speak to and illustrate a flawed notion of citizenship in the United States, says UB's Cecil Foster.


“Race was the issue of the 20th century. Race and the color line is also the issue of the 21st century,” says Henry Louis Taylor Jr., urban studies expert.


Kari Winter, professor of American studies, says “400 years of white supremacy have put the American dream of democracy on life support."

The views and opinions expressed by faculty in commentary to news media are based on their scholarship and/or research and do not represent the official positions of the University at Buffalo.