Doñela Wright

Doñela Wright

( She/Her/Hers )
Assistant Professor
Phone: 415-338-1820
Location: Ethnic Studies & Psychology 402
Office Hours:
Tue: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Doñela Wright is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University. Following the tradition of other disciplinary scholars, Dr. Wright considers herself a scholar-activist, using the discipline of Africana Studies as a framework to seek and promote social justice on behalf of the diasporic Africana community. 

Dr. Wright's research interests include Africana literature, Homeplace Theory, Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCUs), and culturally relevant pedagogical methods. She has published entries within the Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America and is currently working on future publications that relate to Africana women's literature and Homeplace Theory. 

Dr. Wright earned her PhD in 2016 from Temple University's Department of Africology & African American Studies. She earned her MA in English and African American Literature in 2008 from North Carolina A&T State University and her BA in Africana Studies in 2005 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.