Assistant Professor of Instruction
Human Dimensions of Organizations
Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Wright has spent the last 15 years teaching a wide range of courses, all of which are grounded in her interdisciplinary training in American Studies and rooted in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, despite ranging from literature and rhetoric and writing courses to history, sociology, and courses focused on American comedy and on her specialization, the Black Freedom Struggle. As a UT alumna, she is thrilled to be back on the 40 acres in HDO. She recently designed HDO 330: Cultural Competence in Organizations and regularly teaches HDO 379: Applying Human Dimensions of Organizations. Her research as a revisionist civil rights scholar is focused on both historical and contemporary iterations of the Poor People’s Campaign, a national, multi-racial, anti-poverty social movement first organized by Dr. King, which she’s written widely about, most recently in her upcoming book, The Dream Deferred: Race, Poverty, and the Poor People’s Campaign.