Abramovitz, Mimi | DSW (On Leave)

Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor of Social Work
Phone: (212) 396-7535
Office: 432
Email: iabramov@hunter.cuny.edu
Areas of Expertise:
History US Welfare State The Impact of Neoliberalism on the US Welfare State; Contemporary Social Welfare Policy Issues; Low Income Women’s Activism; and Class, Race, Gender and Social Welfare Policy

DSW, Columbia University School of Social Work
MSW, Columbia University School of Social Work

Social Welfare Policy MSW Program
Social Welfare Policy PhD Program

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Mimi Abramovitz and Jennifer Zelnick (2020). The Rise of Managerialism in the US: Whither Worker Control? Donne Baines and Ian Cunningham  (eds.). NO CUTS: Working in the Context of Austerity: Challenges and Struggle. Bristol   University Press, pp. 193-216.

Mimi Abramovitz (2020). Democratic Socialism, Socialist Feminism and the US Welfare State, in Gregory Smulewsicz Zucker and Michael Thompson (eds.). An Inheritance for Our Times: The  Principles and  Politics of Democratic Socialism. New York: OR Books, pp .261-277.

Mimi Abramovitz (2018). From the Welfare State to the Carceral State: Whither Social Reproduction in (eds.) Alice Kessler–Harris and Maurizo Vaudagna. Democracy and the Welfare State, Columbia University Press, Ch.8. pp, 195-226.

Mimi Abramovitz and Jennifer Zelnick (2018). Logic of The Market Versus the Logic of Social Work; Whither the Welfare State? Social Work and Society 16(2) (Online Journal) https://ejournals.bib.uni-wuppertal.de/index.php/sws/article/download/562/1134

Mimi Abramovitz and Lisa Blitz (2016). When Does Race Matter? Examining Antiracist Organizational Change, in Carten, Pender Greene, and Siskind (eds.). Transforming Health and Human Service Systems, Oxford University Press, pp. 67-87


Mimi Abramovitz (2019). Regulating the Lives of Women: Social Welfare Policy From Colonial Times to the Present Routledge, London and New York. 3rd ed.

Jennifer Zenick and Mimi  Abramovitz and Steven Pirutinsky (2021) Assessing the Business Model in Social Work: A validation of the Organizational Commitment to Managerialism Scale. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research (Online  April 2021).

Mimi Abramovitz and Richard Smith (2021). The Persistence of Residential Segregation by Race: 1940 to 2010 Families in Society January- March. 102 (1):5-32.

Jennifer Zelnick and Mimi Abramovitz (2020).The Perils of Privatization: Bringing the Business Model into the Human Services. Social Work, 65(3):213-224.

Mimi Abramovitz. Margaret Sherraden, Katharine Hill, Tanya R Smith, Beth Lewis &, Terry Mizrahi (2019). Voting is Social Work: Voices from the National Social Work Mobilization Campaign Journal of Social Work Education 19: 626-644.


Mimi Abramovitz, Opinion Letter, "Government Is the Solution, Not the Problem’
The New York Times, March 21, 2021).

Mimi Abramovitz and Deepak Bhargava (2021)/“A Real Chance to End Poverty: We Can Build on Progress in the COVID Recovery Act with Permanent Income Support for All” The Medium. The Thought Project /CUNY Graduate Center.

Mimi Abramovitz and Deepak Bhargava and Tammy Thomas Mile (2020)
The US Safety Net Is Degrading by Design/ The Nation. (September 17).

Mimi Abramovitz and Deepak  Bhargava (2020) Social Security for All, The Pandemic Has Exposed the Systemic Failures of America’s Inadequate Welfare State, It’s Time to Start Over
The American Prospect (September, 22).

Mimi Abramovitz and Jennifer Zelnick (2018). Business As Usual? A Wake-Up Call for the Human Services," Human Services Forum, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College,