William Hoston, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
William T. Hoston, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Political Science. Dr. Hoston holds research interests in the areas of minority voting behavior, political behavior of Black politicians, race and minority group behavior, Black masculinity, sexualities and gender, race and crime, and theories and dynamics of racism and oppression. His work traverses multiple genres, including editorials, essays, fiction, and poetry.
Dr. Hoston is the author or editor of four academic books: Toxic Silence: Race, Black Gender Identity, and Addressing the Violence against Black Transgender Women in Houston (2018); New Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity: Critical Readings about the Black Experience in Trump’s America (2018); Race and the Black Male Subculture: The Lives of Toby Waller (2016), and Black Masculinity in the Obama Era: Outliers of Society (2014). He is currently working on two academic books: Acts of Activism: Modern-Day Youth and Student Protests (w/ Dr. Se-Hyoung Yi); and Race and the Black Male Subculture: The Lives of Toby Waller, Vol. II.
In 2013, he released the documentary, “Black Dot in a White World: Critical Discourse Among Black Males in the Obama Era,” which expands the discussion of the economic, social, and political plight of black males in the Obama Era. It features the likes of Civil Rights Icon, John Lewis; Educator, Dr. Steve Perry; Urban League President, Marc Morial; Rap Icon, Master P and his son, Romeo, and a host of others that discuss what it means to be a Black male in the 21st century and the impact of living in the Obama Era (http://vimeo.com/73945114).
Dr. Hoston's motto is, “I just want to be an example. Many have come before me and hopefully those that come after will be inspired by the example that I have set.”