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Dr. Joshua Wright

Associate Professor of Global Affairs


Courses Taught

HIS 210 The Historian's Craft: Why History Still
HIS 241 US to1865: America Comes of Age
HIS 345 Civil Rights Movement in the Twentieth
POLS 211 Women & the Law
POLS 213 Women and Politics
POLS 471 Politics & The Media


  • B.A., History, Loyola University
  • M.A., Twentieth Century US History, George Washington University
  • Ph.D., History, Howard University


  • AHA Member Spotlight, April 3, 2018
  • Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Travel Grant, 2017
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Awardee, 2013
  • Graduate of Distinction, Howard University, Graduate School, 2010

Select Works Published

  • “The King and Prince of Abyssinian: Reflections on Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. and Jr.”
    Wright, J., Abernathy Magazine, 2017
  • “Be like Mike?: The Black Athlete’s Dilemma.”
    Wright, J., Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men no. 4, (2016): 1-12., 2016
  • “Black Outlaws and the Struggle for Empowerment in Blaxploitation Cinema.”
    Wright, J., Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men 2, no. 2 (Spring 2014): 63-86., 2014
  • “Endnotes to Jay-Z’s 4:44: Mental Health Awareness in Hip-Hop. ”
    Wright, J., Abernathy Magazine, 2017