Professor to discuss race issues

Kamala Durairaj

Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock, Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at University of Southern California’s Dornsife College will speak at this year’s Black History Month assembly Monday in Taper Gym.

She is known for her work on intersectionality, the study of the impact of intersections of race, gender, class and sexuality on politics and public policy. Hancock has authored several books on intersectionality, political engagement and social justice such as “The Politics of Disgust and the Public Identity of the ‘Welfare Queen’” and “Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics.”

She is also the founder and executive director of the Research Institute for the Study of Intersectionality and Social Transformation or RISIST, a program that provides diversity training for organizations.

At the assembly she will discuss her experience and research into diversity’s effect on politics.

Hancock received her bachelor’s degree from New York University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked for the National Basketball Association, and created the business model for the Women’s National Basketball Association.

Hancock has taught classes at Yale University, Penn State University and the University of San Francisco including African American Studies, Political Science and Women’s Studies. Additionally, she is a nonprofit consultant on diversity in philanthropy and the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration.