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).
He 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.
Dr. Hoston is the author or editor of 19 books, most recently, Power to the People, Vol. III (2020), New Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity (2019), Power to the People, Vol. II (2018), Toxic Silence: Race, Black Gender Identity, and Addressing the Violence against Black Transgender Women in Houston (2018), and Listen to Me Now, or Listen to Me Later: A Memoir of Academic Success for College Students, 3rd Edition (2018). His most recent academic book, Toxic Silence, won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award in the ‘LGBTQ studies’ category. See CV.