Lucas Wilson

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

Recent Campus News

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.

Mount Holyoke alums Kira Banks ’00 and Charisse Pickron ’08 are researching race’s and racism’s impact on young children. During a recent visit to campus, they spoke about transformational faculty, stepping into who you are and being true to yourself.