Renée Wilmot


FacultyAfrican American and African Studies

Assistant Professor – Tenure System


Renée Wilmot is an Assistant Professor of Black Feminisms, Genders, & Sexualities in the Department of African American and African Studies at Michigan State University. Renée earned her Ph.D. in Teacher Education, also at MSU. In her doctoral studies, she focused on advanced qualitative methods, intersectionality, social foundations of education, as well as race and equity. Her research primarily explores two themes: (1) the historical legacy of Black women as educators and activists in the Black community and (2) Black girls’ practices of thriving and resisting in white supremacist schooling structures. Currently, Renée is a fellow in NCTE’s Cultivating New Voices among Scholars of Color Program.

Previously, Renée was a secondary teacher in Richmond, VA. She earned her M.Ed. at Boston College’s Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars program. Renée earned her B.A. at the University of Virginia where she double majored in English Literature and African and African American Studies.