Blogger: Dara Strolovitch
Dara Z. Strolovitch is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. See her U of M profile here. Strolovitch's research brings together interests in representation, the politics of marginalized groups, and the causes and consequences of social, political, and economic inequalities, focusing on interest groups and social movements, the politics of race, class, gender, and sexuality, and on political representation for disadvantaged populations and for groups underrepresented in electoral politics. She is the author of Affirmative Advocacy: Race, Class, and Gender in Interest Group Politics, and has published several articles on topics including hate crime, anti-discrimination policy, and Hurricane Katrina. She is currently working on a book about the challenges and opportunities facing advocacy groups in times of national crises, and is also collaborating on a study of protesters at the 2008 national party conventions in Denver and Saint Paul.