Ange-Marie Hancock

Ange-Marie Hancock (Professor of Political Science at USC) is a board member of the Barbara Jordan / Bayard Rustin Coalition (JRC), the leading Black LGBT education and empowerment organization in Los Angeles and serves as a USC campus ally to the LGBT Center.   She received her BA in politics from New York University, where she was involved in the NYU College Democrats and the Silence=Death campaigns of ACT-UP New York. After graduation, Hancock worked in Player Programs and Public Relations for the National Basketball Association, where she conducted the original research and wrote the business plan for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), now entering its 13th year.  She received her MA & PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she worked as publicist for the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture
(BCC), supervising student fundraising of $165,000 toward the construction of a freestanding Center.  She also served on the planning committee of Shaping Orange County’s Future, a groundbreaking dialogue about race, immigration and diversity in Orange County, NC. Hancock’s first book, The Politics of Disgust and the Public Identity of the “Welfare Queen,” won 2 national awards and has been used as a textbook at elite universities around the country. She has been quoted in The NewYork Times, BBC online and appeared on NPR, CBC Radio, and USC-Annenberg’s Television and Radio programs. Hancock’s next book, Beyond the Oppression Olympics, is due out in late 2009.

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