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Frances Fox Piven

professor, sociology & political science, CUNY

Frances Fox Piven is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her scholarship and activism have centered on social movements, electoral politics, and welfare policy. Piven has served on the boards of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Democratic Socialists of America. She is currently the Editorial Board Chair of the New Press, is a Left Forum board member, and is outgoing President of the American Sociological Association.