Cathy J. Cohen
Cathy J. Cohen, Interim Director
Cathy J. Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science and former chair of the department. She has served as the Deputy Provost for Graduate Education and is the former Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago. Cohen is the author of two books: Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics (Oxford University Press 2010) and The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics (University of Chicago Press 1999) and co-editor with Kathleen Jones and Joan Tronto of Women Transforming Politics: An Alternative Reader (NYU 1997). Her work has been published in numerous journals and edited volumes including the American Political Science Review, GLQ, NOMOS, and Social Text. Cohen is principal investigator of two major projects: The Black Youth Project and the Mobilization, Change and Political and Civic Engagement Project. Her general field of specialization is American politics, although her research interests include African-American politics, women and politics, lesbian and gay politics, and social movements.
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- Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics (Oxford University Press, 2010).
- The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics (University of Chicago Press, 1999).
- Women Transforming Politics: An Alternative Reader with Kathleen Jones and Joan Tronto (New York University Press, 1997).