Westenley Alcenat is a scholar, teacher, mentor, and academic consultant. He is an Assistant Professor of History, Urban Studies & American Studies at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY and teaches courses on nineteenth century United States, Atlantic, and Afro-Caribbean history. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate and a Visiting Assistant Professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University’s Department of African American Studies (2020–2021). Wes is a native of Haiti and partly grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He lives in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn with his beloved pet rabbit, BB King.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
First as Tragedy, Then as _____
A response to “How can we live respectfully with the land and with one another?”
- Westenley Alcenat
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Black Lives and the Fourth of July
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The Globalization of American Racial Exclusion
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