Gwen Prowse

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Bio:

I am a joint doctoral student in political science and African American studies, with a focus on race and inequality in the American city. I am also a co-PI (with Vesla Weaver and Tracey Meares) for the Portals Policing Project, which examines how police-citizen interactions shape political knowledge and political discourse in majority-Black communities in the United States.

I am a research fellow with the Institute for Social Policy Studies (ISPS) and affiliated with the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. Prior to attending Yale, I worked as a community organizer and educator in urban and rural communities in the US. I graduated from Rutgers University—New Brunswick in 2011, with a BA in urban planning and public policy.

Fields of Interest:

American politics, urban politics, political economy, race and ethnicity politics

Publications:

Prowse, Gwen, Vesla M. Weaver, and Tracey L. Meares. 2019. “The State from Below: Distorted Responsiveness in Policed Communities.” Urban Affairs Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/1078087419844831

Weaver, Vesla M., Gwen Prowse, and Spencer Piston. 2019. “Too Much Knowledge, Too Little Power: An Assessment of Political Knowledge in Highly Policed Communities.” The Journal of Politics. Symposium on Race and Law Enforcement. https://doi.org/10.1086/703538.
 
Weaver, Vesla M., Gwen Prowse, and Spencer Piston. “Withdrawing or Drawing In? Political Discourse in Policed Communities.” Forthcoming in Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.
 
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