Alison Gash, Department of Political Science

Alison Gash
Academic Areas:
US Courts, Gender, Race, Sexuality, Same-Sex Marriage, Constitutional Rights, Public Policy

Alison Gash is an academic expert in United States courts, gender, race, sexuality, same-sex marriage, constitutional rights and public policy. At the University of Oregon, she is an associate professor of political science. Her research explores how advocates work to overcome contentious policy debates and how their efforts ultimately influence the "facts on the ground." She is the author of Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights (Oxford University Press 2015). Her work as been featured in Washington Monthly, Politico, Slate, Huffington Post, Newsweek and The Conversation

Contact: | 541-346-4876 | @alisongash


Recent Media:
Trump and Biden clash in chaotic debate – experts react on the court, race and election integrity (The Conversation, Sept. 30, 2020)
Free assembly vs. public safety: US mayors making it work (The Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 16, 2020)
Oregon LGBTQ community reacts to Supreme Court ruling (KGW, June 15, 2020)
Justice Kennedy’s LGBTQ legacy may be short-lived (The Conversation, July 3, 2018)
Trump administration pauses California’s solar energy truce (High Country News, May 31, 2018)
How Trump will roll back Obama’s progress on gay rights (Washington Monthly, Jan. 31, 2017)
The long arm of the SCOTUS (Jefferson Public Radio, Jan. 31, 2017) 
The conversation we’re not having about rape (Washington Monthly, Nov. 1, 2016)
After Orlando, the road to equality just got longer (Washington Monthly, June 29, 2016)
What's the deal with the backlash against gender-neutral bathrooms? (Michigan Public Radio, May 10, 2016)
Adoptive gay parents win another Supreme Court victory (mostly) (Washington Monthly, March 15, 2016)
Kate Brown: ‘A Voice for Those That Don’t Have One' (Roll Call, Feb. 8, 2016)
Explainer: why transgender students need “safe” bathrooms (The Conversation, Nov. 19, 2015)
When it comes to custody battles, marriage equality still has a ways to go (Washington Monthly, Oct. 15, 2015)
Gay parenting in the post-Obergefell world (Washington Monthly, July 8, 2015)
Supreme Court same-sex marriage compromise could prove costly to couples and kids (The Good Men Project, May 12, 2015)
For transgender students, a divided pool of college options (The Conversation US, March 24, 2015)
America’s first openly bisexual governor (Newsweek, March 3, 2015)
Michigan’s marriage ban is bad for kids (The Huffington Post, March 10, 2014)