Dr. Ray received a Ph.D. in sociology from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2010. Ray’s research interests include social psychology, race and ethnic relations, and race-class-gender. His work addresses three key areas: the determinants and consequences of self-evaluated social class, men’s treatment of women, and how racial stratification structures social life. He is the editor of Race and Ethnic Relations in the 21st Century: History, Theory, Institutions, and Policy. He is currently working on a project examining racial differences in barriers and incentives to physical activity. Ray has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Ford Foundation. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park.