Framing Culture and Diversity Today: Cultural Hegemony


  • Benjamin H Welsh Morgan State University



The theoretical essay uses Antonio Gramsci’ s theory of cultural hegemony to examine the rise of Trump. The first in a series, it initiates the argument that cultural hegemony must be taken into account when discussing issues related to culture and diversity, beginning with class or socio- economic status differences.


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Author Biography

Benjamin H Welsh, Morgan State University

BENJAMIN H. WELSH, Ph.D. is an associate professor of higher education and urban educational leadership at Morgan State University. Dr. Welsh joined the faculty of Advanced Studies, Leadership, and Policy at Morgan State University in the spring of 2009. Prior to that, he served as assistant professor of educational foundations at Ball State University. Related positions that he has held include developmental English instructor at the Community College of Philadelphia, English teacher at Bartram High School in Philadelphia, and ACT Coordinator at the Philadelphia Job Corps Center. His dissertation focused on the research methods of the early educational researchers who were part of Stanford University’s founding faculty circa 1890. What he uncovered was a eugenic ideology that appears to have been transmitted directly from the research methods into the fabric the American public-school system. Other teaching and research interests include white studies, multicultural education, the history of education, analytic philosophy of education, and the long-term impact of eugenics on our public schools.