Ph.D. Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017
M.A. Pan-African Studies, University of Louisville, 2010
B.A. Communication Disorders, University of Houston, 2008
Black geographies, urban geography, and cultural geography
-Legacies of Black movements in America
-Public art and place-making
-Spatialities of (anti)Blackness
-Black Geographies Specialty Group
-Abolition: Journal of Insurgent Politics
Wright, W., & Herman, C. (2018). No “Blank Canvas”: Public Art and Gentrification in
Houston’s Third Ward. City & Society. 1-28.
Wright, W. (2018). Black Farmers General and Gendered Strikes Against the USDA. In
Theresa Rajack-Talley and Derrick Brooms. Living racism: Through the Barrel of the Book. pp. 169-185. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Bledsoe, A., Eaves, L., Williams, B., & Wright, W. Introduction. Southeastern
Geographer. Special Online Issue on Black Geographies. (Forthcoming).
Wright, W. The Public is Intellectual. The Professional Geographer. Special Issue on
Public Intellectualism. (Forthcoming).
Wright, W. (2016). Review of Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement
and Masculinity in Chicago, by Rashad Shabazz. Southeastern Geographer. 56(3), 383-386.
Wright, W. (2015). Review of Gentrification: A Working-Class Perspective, by Kirsteen
Paton. The Council for European Studies CritCom Forum.
-GEA1000 World Regional Geography
-AFA2000 Introduction to the African American Experience
Awards and Honors
Urban Geography Workshop/Seminar Grant, Urban Geography Journal (2017)
American Association of Geographers
National Council of Black Studies