Dr. Meta Mendel-Reyes

Associate Professor of Peace and Social Justice and General Studies;
At Berea College since 2000

Contact Information

Carter G. Woodson Center, 208
CPO 2106
Email: mendel-reyesm@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3940

Dr. Meta Mendel-Reyes

Spring 2021

Virtual Office Hours

Thur: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Class Schedule

  • PSJ 205 A (Mon/Thur: 1 – 2:50 p.m.)
  • PSJ 218 A (Mon/Thur: 10 – 11:50 a.m.)


Dr. Meta Mendel-Reyes is Associate Professor of Peace and Social Justice and General Studies at Berea College, and Chair of Division VI, the Interdisciplinary division. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. She has been a labor and community organizer, participating in movements with migrant farm workers seeking justice in the fields of California and tenants’ group fighting environmental racism in Philadelphia, among many others.


  • B.A., Politics, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1972
  • M.A., Political Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1974
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, 1992

Special Interests

Social justice, diversity, community organizing, and democratic theory and practice

Papers and Publications

  • Remembering Democracy: The Sixties in Politics and Memory (New York: Routledge, 1995).