Westenley Alcenat is a scholar, teacher, and academic consultant. His primary focus is the African American protest tradition, political and intellectual thought in the nineteenth century, and the Haitian Revolution’s legacy and influence on Black American radicalism. He teaches United States, Atlantic, and Afro-Caribbean history at Fordham University in the Bronx. He was previously a Visiting Scholar at MIT’s School of the Humanities Arts and Social Sciences (SHASS) and a visiting PhD student at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University. Wes was born in Haiti and grew up in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in Minnesota. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his pet rabbit, BB King.