Mimi Abramovitz, DSW, Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor in Social Policy at Hunter School of Social Work, teaches in the Masters Program as well as the Ph.D. Program in Social Welfare at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Dr. Abramovitz received her Master (MSW) and Doctorate (DSW) degrees from Columbia University School of Social Work.
Dr. Abramovitz is widely recognized as a scholar and activist, She has written extensively about the issues of women, work, poverty, social welfare policy as well as the impact of public policy on the delivery of human services and the history of activism among low-income women. She is the author of four books and as well as numerous articles, book chapters, policy reports, and articles in the popular press. Dr. Abramovitz is currently writing book titled Gendered Obligations: The History of Activism Among Poor and Working Class Women in the US Since 1900.
Dr Abramovitz is the recipient of many awards. Under Attack and Fighting Back: Women and Welfare in the United States (2000, 2nd, rev edition) was named an "Outstanding Book" on the subject of intolerance by the Gustavus Myers Center For the Study of Human Rights. She has been honored with seven prestigious awards for her overall contributions to social work and social policy, including from two from the top social work organizations: The Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) and the New York City chapter of the National Association of Social Work, NASW’s largest chapter. Most recently she was inducted into the Columbia University School of Social Work Hall of Fame and appointed to an endowed chair in social policy at Hunter School of Social Work.
Dr. Abramovitz’s work has appeared in all the major social work journals as well as in the popular press including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Women's Review of Books, Ms. Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, The San Francisco Examiner and In These Times. She is regularly interviewed by the print, media, has appeared on numerous radio and television shows and is a frequent keynote speaker at local, national, and international meetings.
Dr. Abramovitz serves on numerous national and local policy making, foundation and community organization boards, work with local community based organizations interest in developing research project and is a member the editorial board of several academic journals. She is committed to promoting effective and responsive social services and public policy that ensures social and economic justice for all.
Regulating the Lives of Women: Social Welfare Welfare Policy From Colonial Times to Present
[1996 (2nd Edition)]
Under Attack: Fighting Back: Women and Welfare in the U.S
[2000 (2nd Edition)]
Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy
Gendered Obligations: The History of Activism Among Poor and Working Class Women Since 1900
Taxes Are a Women's Issue: Reframing the Debate