Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Rose’s research focuses on the impact that federal social policies have on equality in the United States. Her current projects analyze the development of landmark U.S. higher education policies – such as the National Defense Education Act of 1958, the Higher Education Act of 1965, and Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments – and the impact that they have had on the gender dynamics of American citizenship in terms of socioeconomic and political inclusion. Rose is an alumna of Barack Obama’s 2006 Yes We Can Campaign and Political Training Program; and, prior to entering academia, she worked in Georgia and Minnesota politics.
Makes the case that women's movement toward first class citizenship has been shaped not only by important societal changes, but also by the actions of lawmakers who used a combination of redistributive and regulatory higher education policies to enhance women's incorporation into their roles as American citizens.