Research Professor, Franklin Humanities Institute
Wesley Hogan is Research Professor at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. In June 2021, she concluded an 8-year tenure as Director of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke (read an interview about her work at the CDS here). Between 2003-2013, she taught at Virginia State University, where she worked with the Algebra Project and the Young People’s Project. She writes and teaches the history of youth social movements, human rights, documentary, and oral history. Her most recent book, On the Freedom Side, draws a portrait of young people organizing in the spirit of Ella Baker since 1960. In July 2021, a book she and Paul Ortiz have co-edited will be released, People Power: History, Organizing, and Larry Goodwyn’s Democratic Vision in the Twenty-First Century. She co-facilitates a partnership between the SNCC Legacy Project and Duke, The SNCC Digital Gateway, whose purpose is to bring the grassroots stories of the civil rights movement to a much wider public through a web portal, K12 initiative, and set of critical oral histories. For more information, visit her Scholars at Duke profile.