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
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