Goss’s research, teaching, and service revolve around the theme of deep engagement by everyday individuals in the policy sphere. Her research focuses on the role of social movements and interest groups in representing less-advantaged groups in important policy debates. Goss serves as president of the League of Women Voters of Arlington, VA. In the past she has consulted for the Corporation for National and Community Service; served in Democratic politics in Somerville, MA; and participated as a Research Fellow in The Saguaro Seminar on Civic Engagement in America, convened at Harvard University.
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Investigates the political cohesion of millennial women using nationally representative survey data and qualitative interviews.
Addresses how organizations that mobilize women as women, in an era when other women’s groups struggled to maintain critical mass, fostered collective consciousness among women, a large and diverse group, while confronting the echoes of backlash against previous mobilization efforts by women. Argues that groups like the Million Mom March and Code Pink: Women for Peace achieved mobilization success by creating hybrid organizations that blended elements of three major collective action frames: maternalism, egalitarianism, and feminine expression.