Leah E. Gose

PhD Student in Sociology, Harvard University
Chapter Member: Boston SSN

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About Leah

Gose explores social policy, organizational sociology, and network theory to understand how organizations and communities serve people in need, solve social problems, and exacerbate inequality. Her dissertation is a study of how community organizations respond to hunger in metropolitan Atlanta. Gose' past work includes participation in a longitudinal study on how smaller communities and grassroots political organizations are functioning during the Trump presidency. She is particularly interested in how social organizations and policy shape poverty responses in communities and how such decisions affect people’s well-being.

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Leah E. Gose's research on resistance groups during the Trump presidency discussed by Thomas B. Edsall, "When It Comes to the Senate, the Democrats Have Their Work Cut Out for Them," The New York Times, June 5, 2019.


"Resist, Persist, and Transform: The Emergence and Impact of Grassroots Resistance Groups Opposing the Trump Presidency" (with Theda Skocpol). Mobilization: An International Journal 24, no. 3 (September 2019): 293-317.

Notes that since the 2016 Presidential Election, hundreds of grassroots resistance groups have formed in local communities, stemming from a strong, female-led opposition to the new Trump Administration and its platform. Studies dozens of these groups in four states and across Pennsylvania that are educating and engaging members, generating informed voters, and influencing local Democratic party organizations.