Portrait photo of Ange Marie-Hancock
Executive Director

An internationally recognized scholar, Ange-Marie joins the Kirwan Institute from the University of Southern California (USC), where she was a Dean’s Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations and the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies. She also served as department chair of political science and international relations since 2020, and she directed the USC Institute for Intersectionality and Social Transformation and the university’s Center for leadership by Women of Color.

She has written numerous articles and books, which explore how the intersection of race, gender, class, sexuality, citizenship, and other categories of difference have an impact on policy. Her books include The Politics of Disgust and the Public Identity of the “Welfare Queen,” Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics, and Intersectionality: An Intellectual History. Among her many accomplishments, Ange-Marie conducted the original survey research and designed the business model for what would become the Women’s National Basketball Association.