Rose M. Brewer is The Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor and past chairperson of the Department of African American & African Studies, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She holds affiliate appointments in Gender Women Sexuality Studies and Sociology. She received her M.A and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from Indiana University and did post doctoral studies at the University of Chicago. A social activist and scholar, Brewer publishes extensively on Black feminism, political economy, social movements, race, class, gender and social change. She is one of the authors of the award winning book, The Color of Wealth and a number of co-edited volumes including Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice: The U.S. Social Forum: Perspectives of a Movement; Bridges of Power: Women’s Multicultural Alliances and Is Academic Feminism Dead?: Theory in Practice. Her work includes more than 80 essays, articles, and refereed publications.
She’s held the University of North Texas Multicultural Lectureship Award, the Sociologist for Women in Society Feminist Lectureship in Social Change, a Wiepking Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Miami University of Ohio and was a Visiting Scholar in the Social Justice Initiative, University of Illinois-Chicago. 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 Outstanding Teaching award, and a Josie R. Johnson Social Justice Award recipient.