Erin Mayo-Adam is an assistant professor in the Political Science Department and the Human Rights Program at Hunter College, CUNY. Her research projects contribute to research in law and social movements, gender and sexuality, immigration, and labor politics. Her current book project focuses on the problem of building alliances across and within rights-based minority movements to aid in struggles to overcome inequality and oppression at the grassroots level. The book examines the extent to which groups bridged divisions in LGBTQ, labor, and immigrant rights movements through the development of coalitions that could aid in struggles for rights. The dissertation upon which this project is based won the American Political Science Association best dissertation award in sexuality and politics in 2018. Professor Mayo-Adam has published journal articles based on her research in Law & Society Review, Law & Social Inquiry, and Studies in Law, Politics, and Society.