David Forrest.
  • Assistant Professor of Politics


  • BS, political science, Arizona State University, 2006
  • PhD, political science, University of Minnesota, 2014


David Forrest is and assistant professor of politics at Oberlin College. His research examines, most generally, the interplay between political organization and social, economic, and political inequalities. He is particularly interested in how organized efforts to produce social change challenge and or reinforce the patterns of marginalization and privilege that underlie inequalities in the United States.

He teaches courses on U.S. politics, interest groups and social movements, the politics of inequality, and political power.


  • David Forrest Publishes Essay

    July 10, 2020

    David Forrest, assistant professor of politics, published an essay on Tucker Carlson and America's "new populist right" at Truthout.org.