The Myth Surrounding Marriage and Black Women

Marc Steiner Show, NPR WEAA – 88.9
December 10, 2011

Featured expert: Angela Stanley, researcher at Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University.


Angela Stanley is a research associate at the Kirwan Institute. Her work and interests focus on the social sciences, the intersection of race and gender, popular culture, and civic engagement. Currently she is working on the development of strategic advocacy plans for African American communities in the Twin Cities, Portland, Seattle, and Des Moines through the Northwest Area Foundation’s African American Leadership Forums. In addition, she is helping to develop a new model for civic engagement in Detroit with MOSES. She is also engaged in work surrounding improving the conditions for Black girls in Franklin County, Ohio. Prior to joining Kirwan, Angela was a graduate teaching associate in the department of political science at The Ohio State University, teaching undergraduate courses on American government, Black politics, and urban politics. She received a Master’s degree in American Politics from OSU and is currently ABD. She also earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Purdue University.