BiographyMimi 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.
Published: Aug 06, 2018
Forum, 20th Anniversary of Welfare Reform, Roosevelt House, Hunter College, City University of New York November 2016
Published: Jul 31, 2018
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