Lucas Wilson

  • Professor of Economics and Critical Race and Political Economy on the Ford Foundation
Lucas Wilson

Lucas Wilson is professor of Economics and Critical Race and Political Economy on the Ford Foundation. He writes about and teaches courses in areas such as: critical race theory, Marxian economic and social theory, Amartya Sen’s economic philosophy (human capabilities approach), the life and legacies of DuBois and African American Social Thought. His community engagement work centers around prison abolition and collaborating with others (inside and outside) in building sustainable, alternative economies.

Areas of Expertise

Twentieth century African American social thought

Restorative/transformative justice facilitation

Human capabilities approach


Marxian political economy

Political economy of inequality


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

Happening at Mount Holyoke

Recent Campus News

David Karp, director of the Center for Restorative Justice in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego, was welcomed to Mount Holyoke College as the keynote speaker for the eighth annual BOOM! Learning Symposium.

Blazing sun didn’t defeat the costuming, cheers or thoughtful messages at Mount Holyoke’s Convocation, one of the loudest events of the year.

Nearly 150 students participated in the Stoling Ceremony, an important Commencement weekend tradition celebrating the achievements of students of color and their Mount Holyoke mentors.