African American Studies with a primary field in History and a secondary field in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Huey Hewitt is a doctoral student in African American Studies with a primary field in History and a secondary field in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. His broad research interests include the black radical tradition; the relationship(s) between theory and practice in black freedom movements; histories of black transgender and gender nonconforming life; and the carceral state. Currently, he is interested in gender formations in the black radical movements of the mid-twentieth-century United States—specifically, what stories are illuminated by comparative study of black gay and "transsexual" or "drag queen" activists, and their mostly cisgender counterparts in the mainstream black liberation organizations of the era (particularly the Black Panther Party). Huey holds a B.A. in History and Black Studies from Amherst College, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2019.