Scholar-in-Residence @ African American Library at the Gregory School
CERCL in partnership with the African American Library at the Gregory School offers residential fellowships for scholars whose research would benefit from the Houston Public Library special collections (particularly the Gregory School archives).
The Scholar-in-Residence Program is generously supported by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Willie Jamaal Wright
Dr. Wright's research interest includes the study of social movements and urban Black geographies. He has published in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers, City & Society, and The Black Scholar. In 2021, he co-curated Project Row Houses "Round 52: Gulf Coast Anthropecene," a collection of art interrogating the impact of climate change throughout the Gulf Coast South. His forthcoming manuscript, Deciphering Dowling Street: Place and Public Art Post-Project Row Houses, interrogates the growth of Black artists in Third Ward in the aftermath of Project Row Houses.
Dr. Wright will give two lectures in March 2022.
"Right Beyond the Site': Otabenga Jones & the Social Practice of Belonging"
"Social Sculpture: A Neighborhood Tradition"
Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Florida