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Wesley Hogan

Research Professor of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute
John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute
114 S Buchanan Blvd Bay 5, Box 90403, Durham, NC 27708


Wesley Hogan is a Research Professor at the Franklin Humanities Institute and History. Between 2003-2013, she taught at Virginia State University, where she worked with the Algebra Project and the Young People’s Project. Between 2013-2021, she served as Director of the Center for Documentary Studies. 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.   

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Research Professor of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute · 2016 - Present John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, University Institutes and Centers
Research Professor in the Department of History · 2020 - Present History, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 2000 Ph.D.