Erin Adam is a concurrent J.D./Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Washington. Her research delves into how hierarchical power dynamics shape social movements, focusing on the formation of grassroots coalitions within and across the LGBTQ, labor, and immigrant rights movements. She specializes in American politics, public law (law and society), and political theory, with an emphasis on critical race and critical queer studies, intersectionality, and social movements. Erin is a 2016-2017 American Association for University Women (AAUW) dissertation fellow.