[PAST EVENT] Blackness as a Conceptual Framework for Critical Leadership: Dr. Wilson Kwamogi Okello

February 5, 2024
3pm - 5pm
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Dr. Wilson Kwamogi Okello (he/him)

Blackness as a Conceptual Frame for Critical Leadership.

Dr. Okello will discuss Black critical theories and how they can provide an understanding of leadership in education. A frame rooted in Black critical theories can help understand racialized stress, research paradigms, and pedagogy.  


Assistant Professor Okello is an artist and interdisciplinary scholar who draws on Black critical theories to advance research on student/early adult development theory and is also concerned with how Black critical theories might reconfigure understandings of racialized stress and trauma, qualitative inquiry, critical masculinities, and curriculum and pedagogy.

He has published over 40 scholarly publications in venues such as the Journal of College Student Development, Race, Ethnicity and Education, and the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Dr. Okello is co-editor of “Trauma-informed practice in student affairs: Multidimensional considerations for care, healing, and wellbeing,” a New Directions for Student Services volume (Wiley Press), and author of a forthcoming text with SUNY Press that explores the potential of centering Blackness in student development theory. Among other early career awards, he received the 2022 Council on Ethnic Participation (CEP) Mildred Garcia Award for Exemplary Scholarship by the Association for the Study of Higher Education. He was named a 2022 Emerging Scholar by the American College Personnel Association.

Sponsored by: School of Education Office of Diversity & Inclusion


Leandra Parris [[lparris]], Associate Dean and Director of Diversity & Inclusion