Cathy Cohen

Cathy J. Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Previously she served as the Deputy Provost for Graduate Education and the Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago. She has published two books and numerous academic articles, and her research has been cited in media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR and CNN.

Cohen founded and currently directs the Black Youth Project, an organization that focuses on empowering inner-city youth. She was a founding board member and former co-chair of the board of the Audre Lorde Project in NY. Cohen was also a founding member of Black AIDS Mobilization (BAM!) and one of the core organizers of two international conferences: “Black Nations / Queer Nations?” and “Race, Sex, Power.”

Cohen has served as an active member in numerous organizations such as the Black Radical Congress, African-American Women in Defense of Ourselves, and Ella’s Daughters. Currently, she serves on the boards of the Arcus Foundation, Chicago Votes, and the University of Chicago Charter Schools.

The David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago    

Areas of Expertise:  American Politics, African-American Politics, Marginalized Groups, Social Movements, Women’s Health Issues

Location: Chicago, IL 

Contact Info:

Email: cjcohen@uchicago.edu

Phone: (773) 702-8051

Twitter: @cathyjcohen

Heard on NPR:

All Things Considered: Obama To Push State Of The Union Messages In Chicago