Ange-Marie Hancock is Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies. Professor Hancock is the author of the award-winning The Politics of Disgust and the Public Identity of the “Welfare Queen,” (2004, New York University Press) and a globally recognized scholar of the study of intersectionality – the study of the intersections of race, gender, class and sexuality politics and their impact on public policy. Her second book, Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics (2011, Palgrave Macmillan) focuses on the development of intersectional solidarity as a method of political engagement for individuals, groups and policy practitioners in U.S. politics. Hancock has appeared in multiple media outlets, most recently “The Melissa Harris Perry Show” and “The Young Turks.” She has been quoted in the New York Times, Forbes, and on She is a regular political expert on KCAL9’s Saturday morning news show, and has appeared on NPR’s “Marketplace,” “News and Notes,” and “the Pat Morrison Show.” During the 2008 election she served as an international expert in American Politics for the U.S. Department of State and during the 2008 presidential election. She received her Bachelor’s degree from New York University and her M.A. & Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to graduate school, Hancock worked for the National Basketball Association, where under the mentorship of NBA Hall of Famer Satch Sanders she conducted the preliminary research and created the original business model for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).