Dr. Wendy Thompson Taiwo

Assistant Professor

Dr. Wendy Thompson Taiwo is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies whose research and teaching interests focus on black southern migration to California, black and black mixed race mothering, race and the built environment, and black articulations of social status and class. She is currently working on a book that examines the Second Great Migration to the California Bay Area and the cultures and spaces that black migrants created as well as the strategies their descendants used to weather various economic and political storms in the decades that followed. Her scholarly and creative writing has appeared in Mn Artists, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, Nokoko, carte blanche, and several anthologies including War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art. Most recently, she was selected to perform a piece titled Black is a Country for premier African American theater company Penumbra’s My America project.