Biography: 

Rose M. Brewer is a scholar activist and public intellectual. She is a sociologist and the Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of African American & African Studies, and a graduate faculty member in American Studies and Gender Women and Feminist Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She writes extensively on gender, race, class, social movements and social change, and has also published numerous refereed articles, book chapters and essays. She co-authored the award-winning book, The Color of Wealth and is the co-editor of several other volumes. She is a founding board member of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide, was a founding member of the Black Radical Congress and a past board member of United for a Fair Economy. She is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Minnesota, a recipient of the Josie R. Johnson Social Justice Award, the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award and was the 2014 College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Medalist, University of Minnesota. Rose M. Brewer is committed to the struggle for radical social transformation and was a core organizer of the 2007, 2010 and 2015 US Social Forums.