Ousley Scholar-in-Residence

The Ousley Scholar In Residence honors the legacy of Grace Ousley, the first black woman to graduate from Beloit College, and is a junior scholar/activist/organizer/intellectual who is committed to the theory and practice of social justice. They should embody the “academic hustler” who fights for “social justice” in all aspects of their work.

Support for the residency comes from the Weissberg Program in Human Rights and Social Justice and the Office of Student Success. Equity, & Community.


Ashlyn Sparrow


Game-designer and educator who teaches undergraduate, graduate and K-12 students how to design their own games while uncovering the sociopolitical implications of their designs. More about Ashlyn Sparrow

Mariah Parker, 2022 Ousley Scholar-in-Residence

Mariah Parker


Linguist, Athens-Clarke County (Georgia) Commissioner, and community organizer. More about Mariah Parker

Denea Joseph, Ousley Scholar in Residence for 2021-22

Denea Joseph


National immigrant rights activist and undocumented Black DACA recipient who advocates for the rights of the most marginalized. More about Denea Joseph

Elizabeth Yeampierre

Elizabeth Yeampierre


Nationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental justice leader More about Elizabeth Yeampierre

Tabias Olajuawon Wilson, 2018 Ousley Scholar

Tabias Olajuawon Wilson


Author, consultant, speaker, scholar-creator, and Ph.D. student, who was selected as one of BlogHERs 2017 Voices of The Year. More about Tabias Olajuawon Wilson

Dr. Moya Bailey, 2017 Ousley Scholar

Dr. Moya Bailey


Inaugural Ousley Scholar and an assistant professor in the department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and the program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. More about Dr. Moya Bailey

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