Professor Ben Carrington has degrees from Loughborough University and Leeds Metropolitan University. He has taught at Brighton University and currently teaches sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is widely regarded as one the leading international authorities on the sociology of race, especially in relation to sports culture, and has given keynote addresses on these topics around the world in places such as Canada, Barbados, England and Denmark. He is currently working on a book about black politics and the Caribbean diaspora. One right-wing website once noted that Ben Carrington "is a typical academic that inserts two parts race and one part gender into every issue with a twist of Marx", a description he quite likes. Despite numerous appearances on television and radio as an expert talking-head, and contrary to the rumors, he has never appeared in Dynasty.