Dr. William T. Hoston
Professor | Author | Leader
I just want to be an example. Many have come before me, and hopefully, those that come after will be inspired by the example that I have set.
Dr. William T. Hoston is a professor, author, motivational speaker, poet, and documentarian who hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is professor of political science, director of the Mellon Center for Faculty Excellence, and
also serves as an interim associate dean in the Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU).
Dr. Hoston holds research interests in the areas of minority voting behavior, political behavior of Black politicians, race and minority group behavior, Black masculinity, sexualities and gender, race and crime, and theories and dynamics of racism and oppression. His work traverses multiple genres, including editorials, essays, fiction, and poetry.
He is the author or editor of 20-plus books, most recently, Contemporary Debates in Social Justice (forthcoming), The Mood of a Gracious Life (2020), Power to the People, Vol. III (2020), New Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity (2019), Power to the People, Vol. II (2018), and Toxic Silence: Race, Black Gender Identity, and Addressing the Violence against Black Transgender Women in Houston (2018). The book, Toxic Silence, won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ studies in 2019. See Hoston's CV.