Lucas Wilson

  • Professor of Africana Studies and Economics
Lucas Wilson

Lucas Wilson focuses much of his work on the philosophy and methodology of economics, Marxism, the political economy of race, and exploring the various economic and noneconomic conditions that restrict opportunities and inhibit social progress for African Americans.

Wilson teaches interdisciplinary courses on the economics of African American experience in the twentieth century and on African American cultural studies.

Before his faculty appointment, Wilson was a Five College Minority Fellow at the College from 1990-1991.

Areas of Expertise

Economics and race (African American studies)


  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
  • M.A., Columbia University
  • B.A., Morehouse College

Happening at Mount Holyoke

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Mount Holyoke College celebrated its Baccalaureate ceremony for the class of 2022.

Members of the Mount Holyoke community gathered recently to celebrate four professors at the annual Faculty Awards ceremony.

BOOM, Mount Holyoke’s 2021 diversity, equity and inclusion learning symposium featured an unprecedented roster of events and panels dedicated to justice.