Associate Professor; Director, Center for Africana Studies
Office Hours (Fall 2021)
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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.
Intersectionality, Comparative Race & Gender Politics, Latin American Politics, Social Movements, Qualitative Methods
- Townsend-Bell, Erica. 2021. "Breaking hegemony: coalition as decolonial-intersectional praxis." European Journal of Politics and Gender 4(2): 235-253.
- Townsend-Bell, Erica. 2021. “‘We Came as Blacks and Left as Afro-descendants’: Uruguay, Affirmative Action, and the Creation of Subjects of Rights.” Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies 16(3): 237-258.
- Townsend-Bell, Erica. 2021. “Civil Society & Social Movements” in Political Science Is for Everybody, ed. Amy Atchison. University of Toronto Press.
- Townsend-Bell, Erica. 2020. “Backlash as the Moment of Revelation.” In Backlash and the Future of Feminism [Special Issue]. Signs: Journal of Women and Society 45(2): 278-294.
- Townsend-Bell, Erica. 2019. “Uruguay 2018: A Year of Mixed Signals and Open Questions.” Revista de Ciencia Política 39(2): 367-390.