Dr. Anthony Q. Briggs (Dr. Briggs) graduated with his PhD from the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies (OISE) of the University of Toronto. Dr. Briggs is currently Post Doctoral Fellow Diversity and Equal Opportunity in Higher Education in the Department of Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Oakland University in Rochester Michigan.
Dr. Briggs has about 17 years of diverse working experiences in diverse employment with disaffected and disenfranchised youth. He has worked in many capacities with youth including: open custody facilities, group homes, foster homes, educational assistant, special needs youth assistant, correctional officer, peer mentorship, mentor/ Co director of a mentorship program, and residential advisor (University of Toronto).
Dr. Briggs’ scholarly research focuses on understanding how personal, social, and ideological factors influence the educational choices of young marginalized students, especially young Caribbean Black Male Youth (CBMYs), and prevent them from gaining access to stable employment and navigating the precarious labour force. Dr. Briggs’ empirical published work is titled: Second generation Caribbean black male youths discuss obstacles to educational and employment opportunities: A critical race counter-narrative analysis, which can be found in the Journal of Youth Studies. And another manuscript titled : We had Support from our brothers”: a critical race counter narrative inquiry into second- generation Black Caribbean male youth responses to discriminatory work pathways, which can be found in the Journal of Education and Work.