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Rose Ernst

Honorary Research Fellow



Rose Ernst, Ph.D., is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Women & Gender at the University of Warwick, as well as former Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at Seattle University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington and her B.A. from Cornell University.

Her research empirically investigates and theorises political phenomena traditionally ignored or hidden in public policy debates. Such subjects include welfare politics, street-level bureaucracy, race, gender, and class inequality, antiracist social movement organising, pedagogies of intersectionality, processes of racialisation, and racial gaslighting in the United States.

She’s the author of a book, twelve peer-reviewed and law journal articles and has a book (Colonial Moods) under review. NYU Press published her first book, The Price of Progressive Politics: The Welfare Rights Movement in an Era of Colorblind Racism. She has also published articles in The Annual Review of Law & Social Science; The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice; The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women’s Social Movement Activism; Perspectives on Politics; Politics, Groups, and Identities; Race and Justice; The Politics of Protest: Readings on the Black Lives Matter Movement; Race and Pedagogy Journal; Social Movement Studies; Social Science Quarterly; Studies in Law, Politics & Society; and Whose Welfare? Marginalized Groups, Inequalities, and the Post-War Welfare State. Her most recent collaboration with Professor Angelique M. Davis is titled Racial Gaslighting: An Antiracist Guide. They also have a forthcoming podcast on the subject.