Ange-Marie Hancock, University of Southern California
Council Nominee, 2011–13
Ange-Marie Hancock received her Ph.D. in 2000 (UNC-Chapel Hill). An Irvine Dissertation Fellowship brought her to the University of San Francisco; she later taught at Penn State and Yale before joining the University of Southern California in 2008. She is an associate professor of political science and gender studies.
Hancock is an internationally recognized scholar of intersectionality. Her first book, The Politics of Disgust and the Public Identity of the "Welfare Queen" (2004), won the W. E. B. Du Bois Best Book Award (NCOBPS) and Best First Book Award (Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section of the APSA). Her 2007 article, "When Multiplication Doesn't Equal Quick Addition" remains the most cited article published in Perspectives on Politics. She has published several articles and chapters; most recently, she coedited an intersectionality mini-symposium in Political Research Quarterly. Her next book is Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics (August 2011).
Hancock teaches courses on American politics and political theory. She has received multiple teaching awards and nominations: two UNC awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching and an Outstanding Faculty award at USF. She was also nominated for the Yale College Teaching Award.
Hancock's disciplinary service includes terms on the Journal of Politics and Peace Review editorial boards and as a reviewer for the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, and Political Research Quarter;y. She is also part of the lead editorial collective for the new WPSA journal, Politics, Groups and Identities. At USC, she is a member of the Gender Studies Advisory Board and associate director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration.
Statement of Views: "If elected, I will work towards the following goals, derived from my 15 years in the discipline: institutionalization of the APSA Conference Siting committee's recommendations fairly and creatively to build solidarity among APSA members from multiple constituencies rather than drive them apart; finding creative opportunities for political scientists to serve the communities that matter to them in each city where the APSA meeting is held; promoting substantive and methodological pluralism; and instituting electoral reform to ensure competitive elections and diverse candidate slates.
"For APSA, I have served as a member of the TLC planning committee, a fellowship award committee, two organized section executive committees; chair of a book award committee; and co-program chair for the Race, Ethnicity and Politics organized section. I have also been Women's Caucus chair and a member of the executive council of the WPSA. I look forward to the opportunity to serve and shape the APSA for the twenty-first century."