Ethel Brooks



Ethel Brooks is a Romani-American scholar and activist.  She is Associate Professor in the Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology at Rutgers University and the Undergraduate Director of Women’s and Gender Studies. She is a Tate-TrAIN Transnational Fellow, and was the 2011-2012 US-UK Fulbright Distinguished Chair, at the University of the Arts London. Brooks is the author of Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women’s Work, winner of the 2010 Outstanding Book from the Global Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.  She is currently working on two book projects: Disrupting the Nation: Land Tenure, Productivity and the Possibilities of a Romani Post-Coloniality, and (Mis)Recognitions and (Un)Acknowledgements: Visualities, Productivities and the Contours of Romani Feminism, both of which focus on political economy, gender and racial formations, cultural production, the right to the city and the increasing violence against Roma worldwide.