Angela Stanley is a researcher at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. Her work and interests focus on the social sciences, the intersection of race and gender, popular culture, and civic engagement. She is the author of a widely read New York Times op-ed, “Black and Female: The Marriage Question.” Currently she is continuing her writing on issues pertaining to Black women and girls and has been engaged in work surrounding improving the conditions for Black girls in Franklin County, Ohio. She is also working on the development of strategic advocacy plans for African American communities in the Twin Cities, Portland, Seattle, and Des Moines through the Northwest Area Foundation’s African American Leadership Forums. In addition, she is helping to develop a new model for civic engagement in Detroit with the community organization MOSES. Prior to joining Kirwan, Angela studied in the department of political science at Ohio State and taught undergraduate courses on American government, Black politics, and urban politics. She received a Master’s degree in American politics from OSU where she also completed PhD coursework and earned her Bachelor’s degree in political science from Purdue University.
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