Tia Sheree Gaynor, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor

University of Cincinnati

Year of PhD: 2011

City: Cincinnati, Ohio

Country: United States

About Me:

Tia Sherèe Gaynor, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and co-director of The Cincinnati Project at the University of Cincinnati. Her research focuses on issues related to social (in)justice, cultural competency, and equity within a U.S. and global context, particularly as it relates to people of color and those who identify as LGBTQIA. Her most recent work explores the marginalizing interactions between local law enforcement agencies those at the intersection of race and sexual identity.She holds a Ph.D. and MPA from the School of Public Affairs and Administration, at Rutgers University – Newark.  She received her BA in Psychology from Rutgers University – New Brunswick.  Additionally, Dr. Gaynor holds a Diversity Management Certification from the University of Houston’s International Institute for Diversity. Dr. Gaynor's work is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.

Research Interests

Race, Ethnicity and Politics

LGBTQIA Politics

Urban Politics

State and Local Politics

Public Administration

Gender and Politics

Political Participation

Social Justice

Social Equity

Public Management

Law Enforcement

U.S. Government

Transgender Rights

Community Partnered Research

Countries of Interest

United States