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Dr. Rose Brewer

AFFILIATION: University of Minnesota

TITLE: Professor

LOCATION: Minnesota


EXPERTISE AREA: Black/African-American Communities, Environmental Racism, Just Transition


Dr. Rose M. Brewer is The Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor and past chairperson of the Department of African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She holds affiliate appointments in Gender Women Sexuality Studies and Sociology. An activist scholar, Professor Brewer publishes extensively on Black feminism, political economy, social movements, race, class, gender, environmental justice and social change. She is one of the authors of the award winning book, The Color of Wealth, a number of co- edited volumes including The U.S. Social Forum: Perspectives of a Movement and her most recent co-edited book, Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice. Her work includes more than 80 essays, articles, and refereed publications. She is a University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Medalist, a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, a winner of the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Josie R. Johnson Social Justice Award recipient, and the 2021 Common Ground Consortium’s Black Intellectualism Awardee. She is the current President Elect of the Society for the Study of Social Problem (SSSP), one of the leading Sociological societies in the United States. Professor Brewer has served on a number of boards over the years including United for a Fair Economy, Project South, and Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota. She works for social change, justice, and social transformation in the Twin Cities, nationally, and globally.


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