Kenicia Wright is an assistant professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies. She earned her bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in College Station and a doctorate in political science from the University of Houston. Prior to joining the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida.
Dr. Wright studies how representation and policy outcomes are influenced by social identities, such as race/ethnicity, gender, and class. She regularly applies intersectionality in her work, which centers on power and the effects of being comprised of multiple marginalized identities. She explores questions related to social identities, (bureaucratic and political) representation, and public policy in the US. Her recent research examines the factors that reduce health disparities in the health outcomes of Black women, Latinas, and White Women, factors that shape the disciplinary outcomes of K-12 students, and determinants of the political representation of marginalized groups.
Ph.D. Political Science, University of Houston, 2018
B.A. Political Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, 2012