Mimi Abramovitz

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Mimi Abramovitz is the CHAIR of Social Welfare Policy at Hunter College School of Social Work, and serves as the Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor of Social Work and Social Policy. Professor Abramovitz academic interests include poverty in the United States, race and social welfare policy, low income women's activism, class race and gender, the impact of neoliberalism on the welfare state, and the history of the US welfare state. Books she has recently published include Under Attack, Fighting Back: Women and Welfare in the United States, NY: Monthly Review Press, (2nd rev Ed), 2009 and The Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy, NY: Oxford University Press (w/ Joel Blau) (2nd rev ed), 2007.  Scholarly articles that Professor Abramovitz has recently published are “Wall St Takes Welfare It Begrudges Women. “ Affilia: A Journal for Women in Social Work, (May2009),( reprinted from Women’s Enews) p.105-107, "Welfare Reform in the United States: Race, Class, & Gender Matters." Critical Social Policy 26(2)( 2006), pp.336-364 and "The Largely Untold Story of Welfare Reform and the Human Services," Social  Work, April. 50(2) (2005) pp.175-186. Professor Abramovitz has a DSW and MSW  from Columbia University School of Social Work, NY, NY and a BA. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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