Anat Shenker-Osorio

Founder and Principal
ASO Communications

Founder and Principal of ASO Communications, Anat Shenker-Osorio examines why certain messages falter where others deliver. She's led the research on the Race-Class Narrative Project, in addition to dozens of previous studies on issues including immigrant rights, criminal justice reform, collective action and reproductive rights. Anat's original approach through priming experiments, task-based testing and online dial surveys has led to progressive electoral and policy victories across the globe.

Anat has delivered her findings at the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Centre for Australian Progress, Irish Migrant Centre, Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation and LUSH International, among others. 

Her writing and research is profiled in The Washington Post, Atlantic, Boston Globe, Salon, The Guardian and Grist among others.

Presentations from Facing Race 2018

Is America Possible? Building a Multiracial Democracy in an Era of Division

As the U.S. approaches 2043 and a demographic tipping point, right-wing demagogues of division are advancing their vision of white minority rule. How do we think about the struggle for a democratic future? What kinds of lessons can we draw from the global crisis of neoliberalism, beset by extreme economic and social inequality coupled with the rise of religious fundamentalism, misogyny, and racial and ethnic nationalism? How do we stop the march toward authoritarianism? In this plenary, leading thinkers and organizers discuss how we can advance the promise and possibility of a true multiracial democracy.

Speakers: john powell, Tarso Luis Ramos, Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Anat Shenker-Osorio, Julie Nelson