Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro

Expert on political engagement, African American politics, black-Latino relations, and women in politics

Professor of Political Science, Gender Studies & Sociology

Faculty Master, New-North Residential College

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


  • Election 2016
  • political psychology and engagement
  • Barack Obama
  • African American politics
  • black-Latino relations
  • the millennial generation and politics
  • welfare reform
  • California Proposition 8 and gay marriage
  • women and politics

Additional Information

  • Author of Beyond the Oppression Olympics: A Politics of Solidarity for the 21st Century (2011, Palgrave Macmillan) and The Politics of Disgust and the Public Identity of the “Welfare Queen” (2004, New York University Press)
  • Co-producer of documentary Beyond the Oppression Olympics: What Columbia Maryland Got Right (And Wrong) About Diversity in America
  • Staffer on numerous political campaigns, including the landmark 1989 David Dinkins mayoral campaign and for Adriano Espaillat, who became the first Dominican American elected to a State House in the U.S.
  • Member: American Association of Political Consultants, American Political Science Association (APSA), National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), Western Political Science Association (WPSA)
  • Co-founder of the Intersectional Research section of the WPSA
  • Recipient: W.E.B. DuBois Best Book Award from NCOBPS (2006); Best First Book Award, Race & Ethnic Politics Organized Section, from APSA (2006); Betty Nesvold Award for the Best Paper on Women & Politics, 2002 WPSA Conference


  • French


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