Mimi Abramovitz


Mimi Abramovitz, DSW, is the Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, CUNY. She received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a M.S.W. and D.S.W. from Columbia University School of Social Work. Dr. Abramovitz has written extensively about the issues of women, work, poverty, and social welfare policy She is the author of Regulating the Lives of Women: Social Welfare Policy From Colonial Times to the Present, the award-winning Under Attack, Fighting Back: Women and Welfare in the US, and co-author of The Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy and Taxes Are A Women's Issue: Reframing the Debate. She is the recipient of seven prestigious awards from major professional associations for her overall contributions to social work and social policy. Her research has appeared in major academic journals within and outside of social work as well as the popular press including Women's ENEWs New York Times, Washington Post, MS Magazine and Women's Review of Books. An activist and a scholar, Dr. Abramovitz is regularly invited to present papers on social policy at national and international conferences; serves on numerous policy making, foundation and community organization boards; and is frequently interviewed by the print and broadcast media. The New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has named Dr. Abramovitz, a “ Top Social Work Leader” in recognition of her “outstanding leadership in the social work profession in New York City.”