Rose Brewer, Department of African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota

On Intersectionalities, Diasporas, and Inequalities

Theory and Practice Binds in Intersectional Analyses: Race, Class, and Gender

Tuesday March 27, 4pm, 206 Ingraham

African Diasporas: Shifting Class, Nation, Gender, and Race Realities in the “New Global Order”

Wednesday, March 28, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

State Policies and the U. S. Racial Wealth Divide: African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos and Asians

Thursday, March 29, 12:20 pm, 8146 Social Science

DR. ROSE M. BREWER is Professor, Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor, and past chair of the African American & African Studies Department at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Professor Brewer also holds affiliated appointments in the Departments of Sociology and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. She received her M.A and Ph.D degrees in Sociology from Indiana University, and did post-doctoral studies at the University of Chicago. She has written extensively on black families, race, class and gender, and public policy, publishing over 40 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and scholarly essays in these areas. She is the editor with Lisa Albrecht of Bridges of Power: Women’s Multicultural Alliances. She is also co-editor of Is Academic Feminism Dead?: Theory in Practice (New York University Press, 2000), with the Social Justice Group, Center for Advanced Feminist Studies, University of Minnesota. Her most recent co-authored book is The Color of Wealth(The New Press, 2006), which was selected as one of the top l0 books for 2006, receiving the Gustavus-Meyers Book Award for best books on bigotry and human rights.

Professor Brewer’s commitment to undergraduate education and her scholarly achievements have been widely recognized. She is one of ten University of Minnesota faculty recipients of the Morse-Alumni Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence and Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. She has also received the African American Learning Resources Center Award for Teaching Excellence, among numerous other awards. In 1999 she was inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Professor Brewer has spent over a decade working on curriculum transformation and progressive pedagogy, and consults nationally on issues of race, class, and gender in the curriculum.

Rose Brewer defines herself as a scholar-activist. For over a decade, she has been a member of the board of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide. She has also served on the board of United for a Fair Economy, and is a founding member of the Black Radical Congress.

Brewer, R. “A Critical Sociology of African Americans, the U.S. Welfare State, and Neoliberalism in the Era of Corporate Globalization”
Walcott, R, “Beyond the ‘Nation Thing’: Black Studies, Cultural Studies, and Diaspora Discourse…” in Decolonizing the Academy: African Diaspora Studies
Brewer, R. “Theorizing Race, Class, and Gender…”
Williams, L. F, “The Constraint of Race: Legacies of white skin privilege in America”