Dr. Kenjus Watson, MA

Engagement Speaker Info:

Dr. Kenjus Watson is joining our VBRC group on Tuesday, June 29th at 10:15AM PST to discuss the “Medical apartheid and western science’s role in undermining Black and Indigenous life”

2021 Summer VBRC

SF BUILD Evaluator

Dr. Watson is a Program Evaluation Director of the National Institute of Health-funded SF BUILD program and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Health and Equity Research Laboratory in the Biology Department at SF State University. In addition to this work, he teaches courses on Educational Inequality, Black Studies, and Critical Race Theory in the Education Department at Occidental College where is Assistant Professor of Education.

Research Portfolio

Dr. Watson’s research explores dynamics of the biopsychosocial impact of racial microaggressions (everyday anti-racism) endured by Black Students and other People of Color across K-20 educational spaces.

His scholarship also investigates the potential of critical pedagogy to inspire fugitivity, refusal, decolonization, and healing amongst marginalized communities within and beyond the campus.

His scholarship also investigates the potential of critical pedagogy to inspire fugitivity, refusal, decolonization, and healing amongst marginalized communities within and beyond the campus.

Collaborator

Collaborator

Dr. Watson has collaborated with over 30 institutions/organizations within and beyond K-12 and Higher Education settings in implementing assessments and developing capacity to work mindfully on issues of social justice.