Frances Fox Piven

Frances Fox Piven, a member of our Advisory Board, has been one of the most important activist intellectuals of recent decades. Through influential books such as Regulating the Poor (written with Richard Cloward) and Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change...

Robert Bullard

Robert Bullard is the Dean of the School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. He has been a leading figure in the movement for environmental justice in the U.S. for decades. He began in the 1980’s documenting the location of toxic waste dumps in African...

Carole Joffe

Carole Joffe is a CES board member, who has worked for decades to help protect women’s reproductive health from continuing right-wing attacks. Her influential books include Doctors of Conscience and Dispatches from the Abortion Wars and she blogs frequently at RH...

Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty, the French author of the best selling book, Capital in the 21st Century, is explicit in his opposition to the growing concentration of income and wealth in the hands of the 1%. In fact, his strong ethical commitments in combination with his careful...

Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander, the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, is a legal scholar whose work has helped to trigger a national debate about the tough-on-crime policies that have filled our prisons with black and brown inmates. Her...

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