Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University Names Its Next Leader

Ange-Marie Hancock will be the next executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, effective January 1, 2023. Dr. Hancock will also hold an ENGIE-Axium Endowed Professorship in the department of political science.

Established in 2003, the Kirwan Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute named for former Ohio State President William E. Kirwan in recognition of his efforts to champion diversity at Ohio State. The Kirwan Institute researchers, affiliated faculty, collaborators, and community partners conduct research to inform policies and practices that help create a just and inclusive society.

Dr. Hancock is a Dean’s Professor in the department of political science and international relations and the department of gender and sexuality studies at the University of Southern California. She is also the director of the Institute for Intersectionality and Social Transformation and the Center for Leadership by Women of Color at the university. She joined the faculty at the Univerity of Southern California in 2008 after teaching at Yale University for five years.

Professor Hancock is the author of  The Politics of Disgust and the Public Identity of the Welfare Queen (New York University Press, 2004), Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics (Palgave Macmillan, 2011), and Intersectionality: An Intellectual History (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Dr. Hancock is a graduate of New York University, where she majored in politics. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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