Dr. Hayes’s research interest includes the use of Critical Race Theory in Education, Historical and Contemporary Issues in Black Education to include the school to prison pipeline, Teaching and Learning in the Latino Community, Whiteness and the Intersections of Sexuality and Race.
Dr. Hayes is an active member of the American Education Research Association (AERA) at the Division Level, SIG level and committee level. He currently, as a program Co-Chair for Division K and is a member of the Special Interest Group Executive Committee. He is also the vice president of the Critical Race Studies in Education. Dr. Hayes’s research can be found in Democracy and Education, Qualitative Studies in Education, and Gender and Education, Urban Review, and Power of Education. In addition, he is the co-editor of the books titled: Unhooking from Whiteness: The Key to Dismantling Racism in the United States and Unhooking from Whiteness: Resisting the Esprit de Corps.
History and Contemporary Issues in Black Education, Latino Male Teachers, Whiteness, Queer Studies