Rose M. Brewer

Rose M. Brewer is an activist scholar and The Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor and past chairperson of the Department of African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Brewer publishes extensively on Black feminism, political economy, social movements, race, class, gender and social change. Her books include the forthcoming Rod Bush: Lessons of a Radical Black Scholar, The U.S. Social Forum: Perspectives of a Movement, and several other co- edited volumes. She’s published numerous essays, book chapters, and refereed journal articles. Her current book project examines the impact of late capitalism on Black life in the U.S. Brewer has held the Sociologist for Women in Society Feminist Lectureship in Social Change, a Wiepking Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Miami University of Ohio, and was a 2013 Visiting Scholar in the Social Justice Initiative, University of IllinoisChicago. 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, and a Josie Johnson Social Justice Award recipient. Her political commitment remains the struggle for transformational social change in the U.S. and globally. She has been a key organizer of the World and the U.S. Social Forums.

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Introduction to Section Three: Insurgencies