Distinguished Teaching Professor of African American and African Studies

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Professor Rose M. Brewer is The Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor and past chairperson of the Department of African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is a member of the graduate faculty of American Studies and is an affiliate faculty member in Sociology and Gender Women and Sexuality Studies. An activist scholar, she publishes extensively on Black feminism, political economy, social movements, race, class, gender and social change. Her most recent co-edited volume is Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar (2019). Her current book project focuses on Black life in the US today examining the impact of racial capitalism in the midsize cities of Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Tulsa and the broader Midwest. She is a University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Medalist, a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, winner of the American Sociological Association’s Outstanding Teaching award, and is a Josie Johnson Social Justice Award recipient. She is a founding board member of Project South:  Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide; a past board member of United for a Fair Economy, and a founding member of the Black Radical Congress. She was a core organizer of the 2007, 2010 and 2015 US Social Forums and continues the work of building global alternatives as an organizing member of the Movements of Movements formation.


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