Cathy Cohen

Cathy Cohen’s general field of specialization is American politics, although her research interests include African-American politics, women and politics, lesbian and gay politics, and social movements.

She is principal investigator of two major projects: The Black Youth Project and the Mobilization, Change and Political and Civic Engagement Project.

She is the author of the book The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics (1999), the co-editor with Kathleen Jones and Joan Tronto of Women Transforming Politics: An Alternative Reader (1997) and Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics (2010). Cohen also is editor with Frederick Harris of Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities.


Cohen Stories

Black Lives Matter Protests: Hope for the Future? (Ep. 49)

University of Chicago scholars examine the changing conversation around racial injustice and police reform

What We’re Getting Wrong About Millennials with Cathy Cohen (Ep.18)

A leading scholar on race and politics says some of our assumptions about millennials are all wrong.