Dorian T. Warren, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

Race, Labor and the New Economy: Political Responses to Inequality in the 21st Century

“Inequality, Marginalized Workers and the Politics of U.S. Labor”

Tuesday, November 11, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

“Wal-Mart Comes to the City: Race, Class and the New Politics of Accountable Development”

Wednesday, November 12, 4 pm, 8417 Social Sciences Building

Public Seminar

Thursday, November 13, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Sciences Building

Co-sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program

DORIAN T. WARREN (Ph.D., Political Science, Yale University) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is also a Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, and coordinates the Center for Urban Research & Policy Seminar Series. Warren specializes in the study of inequality and American politics, focusing on the political organization of marginalized groups. His research and teaching interests include labor organizing & politics, race and ethnic politics, urban politics, American political development, public policy, and social science methodology. Professor Warren has also worked with several national and local organizations including the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, American Rights at Work, UNITE-HERE, SEIU, Steelworkers, NGLTF Policy Institute, and Jobs with Justice. He currently serves on the boards of the Applied Research Center and the Center for Community Change.

Bronfenbrenner, Kate and Dorian T. Warren (2007) “Race, Gender, and the Rebirth of Trade Unionism” New Labor Forum, 16:3, 142-148
Levi, Margaret. “Organizing Power: The Prospects for an American Labor Movement”, March 2003, Vol. 1, No.1, 45-68.
Parks, Virginia and Dorian Warren, “The Politics and Practice of Economic Justice: Community Benefits Agreements as a Tactic and Strategy of the New Accountable Development Movement”. Unpublished Manuscript.
Fine, Janice. “Community Unions and the Revival of the American Labor Union.” Politics & Society, 33: 1, March 2005, 153-199.