Lucas Wilson

Professor of Africana Studies and Economics; Chair of Economics
Specialization: 
Economics and race (African American studies)

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.

Recent Campus News

This is a graphic depicting the BOOM logo and speakers against a blue background.

BOOM! 2021

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

Dr. Susana Morris ’02 reading a book, in front of bookshelves

How Black women write the future

Susana M. Morris is the author of “Close Kin and Distant Relatives” and will speak at Mount Holyoke on February 10 on “Black Feminism is the Future.” 

Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee's Bend quilter, with some of her artwork

The quilt: beauty, utility, history, identity

The first solo exhibition of Gee’s Bend quilter Mary Lee Bendolph’s bold designs and remarkable expression of African-American quilting opens Jan. 23.