Kenjus T. Watson

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Kenjus T. Watson
Research Associate

Kenjus T. Watson teaches courses on Educational Inequality, Urban Education, Critical Race Theory, and Social Identity and Group Behavior in the Education Department at Occidental College. Prior to joining the faculty in the Education Department, Kenjus served as the Assistant Director of the Intergroup Dialogue Program and faculty in the Psychology Department at Occidental. Kenjus has been involved with Intergroup Dialogue and other forms of social justice education in higher and secondary education for over a decade and has established Dialogue programs at several universities across the country. Kenjus is also a Doctoral Candidate in the Race and Ethnic Studies Sub-Division of the Social Science and Comparative Education program in the University of California Los Angeles’s (UCLA) Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSE&IS).

At UCLA, Kenjus serves as a Graduate Research Assistant to the Black Male Institute where he mentors undergraduates, teaches courses on Research and Black Student Development, and coordinates programs and events for the campus and community. He is also the Graduate Research Assistant for his school’s Associate Dean for Equity and Diversity. Kenjus assists the Associate Dean and the Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in building a more cohesive, inclusive, and just community within and beyond GSE&IS. Kenjus' scholarship investigates issues of race, racism, and other aspects of oppression found throughout the educational pipeline. His current research interests focus on the Biopsychosocial impact of Racial Microaggressions in Higher Education, Critical Race Theory, Black collegiate identities, and the potential of Critical Pedagogy to inspire action, hope, and healing amongst marginalized communities.