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Wesley Hogan, Research Professor of John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute and History and Documentary Studies Certificate

Wesley Hogan

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.   

Contact Info:
Office Location:  114 S Buchanan Blvd Bay 5, Box 90403, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3610
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2021):

  • DOCST 179FS.01, US YOUTH MOVEMENTS SINCE 2010 Synopsis
    Bridges 113, TuTh 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as PUBPOL 189FS.01)
    Class Bldg 229, M 12:00 PM-02:30 PM
  • ISS 795.03, INFO, SOC & CULT RESEARCH PROJ Synopsis
    SEE INSTRU, Th 05:00 PM-06:00 PM; SEE INSTRU , Tu 04:30 PM-06:00 PM
Teaching (Spring 2022):

    Bridges 113, M 01:45 PM-04:15 PM
    (also cross-listed as RIGHTS 240S.01, VMS 283S.01)

Ph.D.Duke University2000

Oral history--Methodology • Social change--United States--History--20th century • Social movements • Youth movements

Recent Publications

  1. Hogan, WC; Ortiz, P, People Power History, Organizing, and Larry Goodwyn's Democratic Vision in the Twenty-First Century (July, 2021), pp. 274 pages, ISBN 0813068479  [abs]
  2. Hogan, WC, On the Freedom Side How Five Decades of Youth Activists Have Remixed American History (October, 2019), pp. 368 pages, UNC Press Books, ISBN 1469652498  [abs]
  3. Hogan, WC, Many Minds, One Heart SNCC's Dream for a New America (January, 2013), pp. 480 pages, UNC Press Books, ISBN 0807867896  [abs]

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