- 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.