African American Issues, Pop Culture, Racial Issues/Hate Crime, Rhetoric, Social Justice
Black social movements, Conservative right-wing social movements, White supremacist ideology and racist rhetoric in conservative right-wing media organizations, the politics of Hip-Hop culture
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Sociology and Anthropology, Africana Studies
Office Phone: (303) 605-5870
Interviewed by: 9NEWS
Devon Wright, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Africana Studies and the Department of Sociology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His areas of expertise include Black social movements, conservative right-wing social movements, white-supremacist ideology and racist rhetoric in conservative right-wing media organizations and the politics of hip-hop culture. Wright currently teaches Politics and Black People, Social Movements and the Black Experience, and Black Lives Matter and COVID-19.
Prior to joining MSU Denver, Wright taught as a social-sciences instructor at Fort Lauderdale High School. Wright has been asked to speak on various topics, including the history of black social-protest movements, the Black Lives Matter Movement, white-supremacist hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the segregationist Citizen’s Councils of America and hip-hop culture.
He received his doctorate in Sociology and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in History, all from Florida International University.