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Prof. Erin Mayo-Adam

Office: 1723 HW
Phone: 212-772-5505

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Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Specialization:

  • American Politics
  • Public Law (Law and Society)
  • Law and Social Movements
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Migration and Labor Politics
  • Critical Theory


  • POLSC 110: American Government: A Historical Introduction
  • POLSC 219: Women and the Law
  • POLSC 238: American Legal System
  • POLSC 340: Constituational Law: Organizaing the Government
  • POLSC 341: Constitutional Law: Civil Rights & Liberties
  • POLSC 317.80 (Special Topics): The Queer Decades: How History Frames LGBTQ Activism


Ph.D., University of Washington (2017)
J.D., University of Washington (2014)
B.A., Californaia State University, Long Beach (2008)



Mayo-Adam, Erin. (2020). Queer Alliances: How Power Shapes Political Movement Formation. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

Mayo-Adam, Erin. (2020). “LGBTQ Immigration and Queer Migration,” In Oxford Encyclopedia of LGBT Politics and Policy, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Mayo-Adam, Erin. (2020). “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Family Law and Policy in the United States.” In Oxford Encyclopedia of LGBT Politics and Policy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Adam, Erin. (2017). “Community Voices and Speaking Out: Rights Talk and the LGBTQ Community in the 1980s.” Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, 73: 21-46, 2017.

Adam, Erin. (2017). “Intersectional Coalitions: The Paradoxes of Rights-Based Movement Building in LGBTQ and Immigrant Communities.” Law & Society Review, 51(1): 132-167, 2017.

Adam, Erin and Betsy Cooper. (2017). “Equal Rights versus Special Rights: Rights Discourse, Framing, and Lesbian and Gay Anti-Discrimination Policy in Washington State.” Law & Social Inquiry, 42(3): 830-854.