Erica Townsend-Bell

 Associate Professor; Director, Center for Africana Studies

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213 Social Sciences and Humanities

Ph.D., Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis, 2007
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Dr. Erica Townsend-Bell is Associate Professor of Political Science (Ph.D). Washington University 2007. She teaches courses in race and gender politics, social movements and qualitative methods, with an expertise in intersectionality, comparative equality, and Latin American politics.

Her research areas focus on the normative implementation of intersectionality, comparative racial politics, and the politics of inclusion. Her work has been published in Political Research Quarterly, Signs, The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics, Politics and Gender, and Palgrave's Intersectionality series, among other outlets. She is currently working on a book manuscript, Incorporating Difference: Implementing Intersectionality in Latin America.

Research Interests

Intersectionality, Comparative Race & Gender Politics, Latin American Politics, Social Movements, Qualitative Methods

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