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Wesley Cox

San Diego State University & Claremont Graduate University




Wesley recently graduated from UCLA with a Master’s Degree in African American Studies and a certificate in Digital Humanities. He is now a Ph.D. student in a joint doctoral program in Education at San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University. He has been a panelist on various topics ranging from Blackness and Queerness to Black Student Success. Wesley has two publications, “Book Review: We Are Worth Fighting for: A History of the Howard University Student Protest of 1989 (2020),” and co-authored “Black Student Engagement: Resilience & Success Under Duress (2018).” He currently has four digital projects as a part of his Digital Humanities portfolio. At San Francisco State University, he graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Industrial Design and a B.A. in Africana Studies. He helped to found the Afrocentric Living and Learning Community at San Francisco State and served as the Resources chair for the 15th annual Afrikan Black Coalition Conference (2018). Most importantly, he was one of the inaugural employees of the Black Unity Center at SFSU while also holding leadership roles on the executive boards of Black Residents United in Housing and Black Student Union.

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