Sharon A. Navarro is professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is an expert consultant on women in politics, race and American politics, and Latinx politics.
Her most recent publications include Race, Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of the American Judiciary, Latinas in American Politics, Latino Urban Agency, co-authored Politicas: Latina Public Officials in Texas (2008), and authored Latina Legislator: Leticia Van De Putte and the Road to Leadership (2008).
Navarro also serves as a political advisor and offers seminars for Democrat and Republican Latina candidates running for office.
Areas of Expertise: Women in politics, Race and American politics, Latinx politics
Dalia Fahmy is an associate professor of political science at Long Island University where she teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy, international relations, and politics of the Middle East. She is also a senior fellow at the Washington, DC-based Center for Global Policy, a nonpartisan think-tank that provides analysis and insight into foreign policy issues facing the nation.
Fahmy has won several academic awards and fellowships for her research. She has also published several articles in academic journals focusing on democratization and most recently on the effects of Islamophobia on U.S. foreign policy. She has published two books and her upcoming book is entitled, “The Rise and Fall of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Future of Political Islam.”
Associate Professor of Political Science at Long Island University
Location: New York, NY
Areas of Expertise: Politics of the Middle East, U.S. Foreign Policy, Political Islam, Democratization
Adolphus Belk Jr. is a professor of political science at Winthrop University in South Carolina. Belk has taught courses on American government, black politics, public policy, and race and ethnic politics in the United States.
Belk Jr.’s research has concentrated on the politics of crime and punishment, and white nationalism in American politics. His research focuses on the prison-industrial complex and the politics of mass incarceration. His work has been published in several journals, including The Journal of Race and Policy, where he also served as a guest editor in a special issue that examined how the 2008 presidential election affected race, racism, and policy in the U.S.
Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Areas of Expertise:American Government, Race & Ethnic Politics in the U.S., the Politics of Mass Incarceration, Public Policy
Yasmeen Hassan is the global executive director of Equality Now, an NGO dedicated to protecting and promoting the human rights of women and girls around the world. She has served the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, where she worked on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Secretary-General’s study on violence against women.
Hassan attended Harvard Law School. She clerked on the D.C. Court of Appeals from 1994 to 1995, served on the Council on Foreign Relations’ Advisory Board on Child Marriage, and has been featured on various outlets including CNN, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
Global Executive Director of Equality Now
Location: New York, NY
Areas of Expertise: Women’s Rights, Law, Islamic Law, Political Science
Dr. Jessica L. Lavariega Monforti is a professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Pace University in New York, NY. She is an expert on how public policy is impacted by gender, race, ethnicity- specifically on how Latino youth are impacted by technology, the military system and immigration policy. Monforti is the former president of the APSA Latino Caucus- an association pushing for the promotion and protection of professional development of Latina/os in political science. She has contributed to several news articles and broadcasts including NPR’s All Things Considered.
Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Pace University
Areas of Expertise: Public Policy Impacts by Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Impacts of Technology, Military System and Immigration Policy on Latino Youth
Ange-Marie Hancock is a tenured Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. She is also CEO of RISIST, the Research Institute for the Study of Intersectionality and Social Transformation, a new online certification and collaboration platform that assists individuals and organizations to update their work in these two fields.
Hancock is a globally recognized scholar of intersectionality theory, the world’s leading analytical framework for analyzing and resolving inequality. She has written three books on the intersectionality and its effect on policy, including the award-winning The Politics of Disgust and the Pubic Identity of the “Welfare Queen,” (2004, New York University Press), Solidarity Politics for Milennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics (2011, Palgrave Macmillan) and the forthcoming Oxford University Press book Intersectionality: An Intellectual History, which be published in December 2015. In 1993, under the mentorship of NBA Hall of Famer Tom “Satch” Sanders, Hancock conducted the original survey research and designed the business model for the Women’s National Basketball Association.
Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California
CEO of RISIST
Areas of Expertise: Politics, Gender and Sports, Feminism, Intersectionality
Ron Hira teaches in the Department of Political Science at Howard University. He is also a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC. He specializes in policy issues on offshoring businesses, high-skill immigration, and the American engineering workforce.
Hira has written widely on offshoring, high-skilled immigration, innovation, and the decline of the middle class. He is co-author of the book, Outsourcing America, which was a finalist for best business book in the PMA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards. The Boston Globe called Outsourcing America an “honest, disturbing look at outsourcing.” The Washington Postdescribed the book as a “thorough and easy to grasp primer on the wrenching outsourcing debate.” In addition, he has testified seven times before Congress on high-skilled immigration and outsourcing.
Associate Professor in Political Science, Howard University
Areas of Expertise: High-Skilled Immigration, STEM Labor Markets, Offshoring and Outsourcing, Innovation Policy
Dorian T. Warren is an associate professor of political science and public affairs at Columbia University. He specializes in the study of inequality and American politics, focusing on the political organization of marginalized groups, race and ethnic politics, labor politics, urban politics, American political development, social movements and social science methodology. Warren is a sought-after commentator frequently appearing on networks such as MSNBC, ABC, CNN, NPR and Bloomberg, among other outlets.
At Columbia, Warren is also a Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, and coordinates the Center for Urban Research & Policy Seminar Series. In 2013, he was included on the list of NBC’s theGrio’s 100 people making history today. His research focuses on the intersection of labor, politics and race, as well as race and ethnicity.
Dorian currently serves on the boards of the Applied Research Center, Center for Community Change, ALIGN, the Model Alliance, the Discount Foundation and The Nation Magazine Editorial Board. Prior to his teaching position at Columbia University he worked with several organizations, including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, American Rights at Work/Jobs with Justice and the NGLTF Policy Institute. He is the author of the forthcoming The Three Faces of Unions: Inclusion & Democracy in the U.S. Labor Movement and Boxing Out: Walmart & the Politics of Labor Market Regulation from Below.
Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs at Columbia University
Areas of Expertise: Labor Organizing, Politics, Policy, Race and Ethnic Politics, African-American Politics, Urban Politics and Policy, American Political Development, Community Organizing, Social Movements, Social Science Methodology
Michael Kang is a professor of law at Emory University, where he teaches Election Law, Business Associations and a seminar on Law and Democratic Governance. His research focuses on election and political science, particularly related to campaign finance, voting rights and political parties.
Kang’s academic work has been published in the Yale Law Journal, NYU Law Review and Michigan Law Review, and he serves on the editorial board of the Election Law Journal. He is an expert in all things election law and has appeared as a guest on NPR’s Morning Edition to discuss voter laws and elections.
Professor of Law at Emory University
Areas of Expertise: Election Law, Political Science, Campaign Finance, Voting Rights, Political Parties
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