Boston Arts Academy Foundation is pleased to announce that writer, sociologist, educator and digital creator, Yndia Lorick-Wilmot, Ph.D. has joined the Boston Arts Academy Foundation’s Board of Directors.
A resident of Milton, Lorick-Wilmot holds a B.A. in Sociology from Trinity College – Hartford and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Northeastern University. She also holds a Graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women & Sexuality at Radcliffe College/Harvard University.
Lorick-Wilmot’s work focuses on issues impacting diverse racial-ethnic and immigrant communities across the country. She is an affiliated faculty member in the Africana Studies Program in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University and a sociology senior lecturer in the College of Professional Studies. She is also Northeastern’s first recipient of the Scholar-in-Residence award at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute.
She is the author of two books: Creating Black Caribbean Ethnic Identity and Stories of Identity among Black, Middle Class, Second Generation Caribbeans: We, Too, Sing America, several white papers and book chapters, and editor of a forthcoming anthology of creative works.
“Boston Arts Academy is full of talented and diverse students who represent the spirit and energy of our community,” said Lorick-Wilmot. “I am thrilled to join the BAA Foundation Board and look forward to creating opportunities for and supporting BAA students in their new state-of-the-art building as they continue to excel in the arts and their futures.”
“Dr. Lorick-Wilmot is an esteemed educator and activist,” said BAA Foundation President and CEO Denella J. Clark. “Her commitment to supporting diversity and empowering our city’s youth align with our vision at the Boston Arts Academy Foundation. We are delighted to have Dr. Lorick-Wilmot join our Board.”
In addition to her work in academia, Lorick-Wilmot hosts a podcast titled Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness, with listeners in 30+ countries worldwide, and a YouTube channel to empower marginalized and historically disenfranchised communities to tell their own stories about challenging structures of oppression. She holds numerous awards, including the 2020-2021 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award from the American Studies Association’s Committee on Gender and Sexuality; as well as several fellowships and honors from the American Association, the National Institute of Mental Health, “Women of Distinction in Race and Gender Equity” from El Noticiero Popular Panemeno, and the Institute of Pan American Affairs.
Read her profile in Boston Business Journal's People on the Move here.