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Amy Baker

Amy Baker

Amy Baker Ph.D., is a recent graduate of the CUNY Graduate Center specializing in social policy and vulnerable populations. She will be joining the University of Wyoming as an Assistant Professor of Social Work in the fall of 2014. In addition to her work on gender and the market economy, she is also a member of the SPARK leadership team, an intergenerational activist movement pushing back on the sexualization of women and girls in the media. 

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Women in Foreclosure: Not Out of the Woods

Women in Foreclosure: Not Out of the Woods

May 30, 2014

In the second of a two-part series, the author reports that the federal response to the foreclosure crisis rescued the banking industry but provided only temporary relief for homeowners, and warns that as time is running out on homeowners’ protections, a failed safety net and poor job benefits leave women at risk. This feature is based on her March article in the University of Chicago’s journal Social Service Review. More »

Women in Foreclosure: How We Got Here

Women in Foreclosure: How We Got Here

May 21, 2014

In the first of a two-part series, the author describes the origins of the mortgage crisis and its impact on women. This feature is based on her March article in the University of Chicago’s journal Social Service Review. More »

Tearing Down the Wealth of Women

Tearing Down the Wealth of Women

June 17, 2011

The author, a doctoral candidate at CUNY Graduate Center whose research centers on gender and wealth, writes about the hit women are taking in mortgage foreclosures More »