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 Sr. is an award-winning scholar and author who hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a tenured full professor of political science and the inaugural director of the Mellon Center for Faculty Excellence 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.
In 2013, he released the documentary, "Black Dot in a White World: Critical Discourse Among Black Males in the Obama Era."
He is the author or editor of 20-plus books, most recently, The Fight for Black Liberation (2022), The Crucial Conversation (2022), and Contemporary Debates in Social Justice (2021). His academic book, Toxic Silence (2018), which examined the deaths of Black trans women, won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Studies in 2019.
Dr. Hoston is currently working on four academic books: (1) The Fight for Black Liberation (monograph, 2nd Ed.); (2) Prairie View A & M University and the Quest for Justice (w/Dr. Will Guzman, Eds); (3) 'The Hill' We Climbed (w/Dr. Will Guzman, Eds); and (4) Black Profiles in Greatness (w/Dr. Will Guzman, Eds). See Hoston's CV.
Most recently, he became a co-editor of the Afro-Texans series at Texas Tech University Press.