Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro
Published November 30, 2015
Updated April 14, 2021

Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro is Dean’s Professor of Gender Studies and Chair of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California. She is also CEO of RISIST, the Research Institute for the Study of Intersectionality and Social Transformation.

Hancock is a scholar of intersectionality theory. She has written three books on the intersectionality and its effect on policy, including the award-winning The Politics of Disgust and the Pubic Identity of the “Welfare Queen,” (2004), Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics (2011) and Intersectionality: An Intellectual History (2016). Her forthcoming book is African American Political Thought: Contestation and Change.

Expertise: Feminism, intersectionality, political theory, gender policy

Location: Los Angeles, Calif.

Phone: (213) 740-6998


Twitter: @AngeMarieH

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