Weston W. Cooper

Student Historian

Weston Wang Cooper is currently enrolled in the Masters in Teaching program at the University of Washington, where he is training to become a History and Social Studies teacher in diverse classrooms.  Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, his multicultural background lead to a lifelong passion in researching and discussing ethnicities, identities, and minority history.

These interests lead Weston to pursue degrees in International Studies (China Studies) and Anthropology (Cultural Anthropology) at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he graduated Cum Laude in 2012. He then worked in Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley until 2015 when he decided to re-enter the academic field and pursue a teaching certificate. Weston Wang Cooper is a native speaker of English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.

The Symbionese Liberation Army (1973–1975)

The Symbionese Liberation Army Self-Portrait, 1973 “Image Ownership: Public Domain” Coming from the biological term symbiosis, meaning the interdependence of different species, the Symbionese Liberation Army was a radical leftist revolutionary organization that sought to unify all left-wing struggles under one banner. The Berkeley, California-formed … Read MoreThe Symbionese Liberation Army (1973–1975)

Marcus A. Foster (1923–1973)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Marcus Foster was an educator who gained national prominence for educational excellence while serving as a principal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and as the first black superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District in California. Known as a titan in the areas … Read MoreMarcus A. Foster (1923–1973)

Al-Shabaab (2006- )

Al Shabaab Fighters in Somalia "Image Ownership: Public Domain" Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen, more commonly known as Al-Shabaab (meaning youth), is a clan-based jihadist terrorist group in East Africa. Originating as the militant youth wing of the Somali Council of Islamic Courts (ICU), which took over … Read MoreAl-Shabaab (2006- )