Mimi  Abramovitz Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Mimi Abramovitz

Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor of Social Policy
Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, CUNY

Research interests women, poverty,f US welfare state, relationship between “place” social problems, impact of austerity on human service workforce, and low-income women’s activism. An activist and scholar, interviewed by the print broadcast media; recipient of 12+ prestigious awards, including honored as a top leader by NYC chapter of NASW (2015), inducted into American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare ( 2016) and recipient of Significant Lifetime Achievement Award by CSWE (20


Mimi Abramovitz ,DSW  is the Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor of Social Policy at the Silberman School of Social Work CUNY,  An activist and scholar ,she received her BA from the University of Michigan and her MSW and DSW from Columbia University.  Dr. Abramovitz has published widely on issues related to women, poverty, human rights, the human service workforce, and the U.S. Welfare State. She is currently conducting research about the relationship between "place" and health/social problems, investigating the impact of austerity policies on the human service workforce, and writing a book on low-income women's activism since 1900. An activist and a scholar, her books include  Regulating the Lives of Women: Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present (3rd ed.) the award-winning, Under Attack, Fighting Back: Women and Welfare in the U.S (2nd ed); The Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy (4th ed.); and Taxes Are a Woman's Issue: Reframing the Debate. She has both published more than 80 articles in scholarly journals and the popular press and working with many community groups, staring out as union organizer. She has received  many  honors and awards including   being  named a "top leader" by the NYC chapter of the National Association of Social Workers;  and inducted into both the prestigious American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and the Columbia University School of Social Work Hall of Fame. Most recently she was honored by the Council on Social Work Education as the 2018 recipient of its prestigious Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award.



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 Featured Title - Regulating the Lives of Women - 1st Edition book cover



Untold Story of Welfare Reform: Low Income Women's Activism

Published: Aug 06, 2018

Forum, 20th Anniversary of Welfare Reform, Roosevelt House, Hunter College, City University of New York November 2016

Eliminating Gender Bias in the Safety Net"

Published: Jul 31, 2018

women and social policy