David Forrest

  • Assistant Professor of Politics

Areas of Study


  • 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.

Spring 2022

Interest Groups and American Democracy — POLT 281


David Forrest publishes essay

August 5, 2021

Assistant Professor of Politics David Forrest published an essay about Steven Lubet and urban ethnography in Politics, Groups, and Identities.

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.