Department/Affiliation: Center for Diversity and Inclusion, APEX
Office Address: 117 Babcock
- B.A. Africana Studies, The College of Wooster
Jahqwahn Watson is a recent alum of the College. During his time as a student, Jahqwahn was a member of The Men of Harambee, Queer People of Color, and Black Students Association, and served in student government as the Racial and Ethnicity Diversity Representative for Campus Council. Jahqwahn also worked in the Admissions Office coordinating overnight visits ranging from individual visits to programs serving 150+ students. This year, Jahqwahn joins the division of Student Affairs as an Intern for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and APEX. His duties include assisting CDI's development of student-focused programming efforts and shrinking the gap between CDI support systems and the student community.
He completed his senior thesis, titled "'The Least of These': Towards an Integrated Queer-of-Color Critique of the Prison Industrial Complex," interrogating the experiences of black queer and gender nonconforming folk in connection to the death and death-like realities produced by the carceral state and other forms of state-sanctioned violence.
A native of Cleveland, OH, Jahqwahn is drawn to the allure of city life and the many cultures, eats, and entertainment venues that cities have to offer. In addition to cities, Jahqwahn is an avid lover of black literature and culture, cheesecake, and moonlit strolls through nature.