Hegemony project is a research community to share and disseminate research findings on

topics of race, color, categorization and other topics of social justice and equity.


Virginia LeaVirginia Lea - Researcher
Virginia Lea is an associate professor of critical multicultural education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She earned her doctorate in social and cultural studies in education from the University of California Berkeley. Amongst her current projects, Virginia is the lead investigator on the Hegemony Project at UW-Stout. The project promotes research, collaboration, and dialogue into the ways hegemony, including whiteness, reproduces and exacerbates inequities in and through education. It aims to contribute counter-hegemonic solutions supporting a more socio-economically just and caring world. Her latest forthcoming book with Peter Lang is titled: Constructing critical consciousness: Narratives that unmask hegemony, and ideas for creating greater equity in education. Virginia is also the director of the Educultural Foundation—facilitating critical consciousness about social and cultural issues through music, the visual and performing arts, narrative, and dialogue.

dang_yangDang Yang - Researcher
Dang Yang is the Multicultural Recruitment and Retention Coordinator for the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In addition to coordinating academic support programming for his students through tutoring and mentoring programs, Dang has worked with multiple stakeholders on campus to create meaningful opportunities for students to develop holistically through co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences including programming geared toward leadership development and career development. Dang received his Bachelors of Arts in Public Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is currently completing his Masters of Arts Degree in Multicultural College Teaching and Learning from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. His research interests include the exploration of how hegemonic discourses in higher education create or maintain academic barriers to success for students of color, as well as, student leadership development for underrepresented student populations.

Ali Ahmed, portrait, faculty, preferred, Fall 2012Ali Ahmed - Student Researcher 
Ali Ahmed is a master’s candidate in the Training & Human Resource Development program at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. He is working as Graduate Assistant at Apparel & Communication Technologies Department. He has interest in research on topics such as race, hegemony, standardization, religion and culture. He has previously worked in a consultancy firm as an  eLearning Manager. His expertise includes Instructional Designing, eLearning, Video Producing and We Development . He can be reached at ahmeda6224@my.uwstout.edu and can be followed at Twitter: @Ali_awanpk.