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Curriculum vitae (abbreviated): Katherine S. Newman

Education

Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 1979

B.A. in Sociology and Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, 1975

Katherine S. Newman, the James B. Knapp Dean-elect of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Katherine S. Newman, the James B. Knapp Dean-elect of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

James B. Knapp Dean-elect, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University, 2010-

Director, Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University, 2007-

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes ’41 Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University, 2005-

Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University, 2004-2005

Dean of Social Science, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, 2001-2004

Malcolm Wiener Professor of Urban Studies, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1999-2004

Ford Foundation Professor of Urban Studies and Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University, 1996-1999

Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University, 1992-1996

Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University (tenured, l989), 1981-1992

Lecturer, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 1979-1981

Administrative Experience

Princeton University

Faculty Council, Woodrow Wilson School, 2009-2010

Presidential Council on International Teaching and Research, 2008-

Director, Institute for International and Regional Studies, 2007-

Chair, Joint Doctoral Program in Social Policy, Sociology, Politics and Psychology, 2007-

Presidential Advisory Committee on Internationalization, 2007-2008

University Budget Priorities Committee, 2006-2009

Chair, Review of the Doctoral Program, Woodrow Wilson School, 2005-2006

University-wide Target of Opportunity Search Committee, 2005-2007

Director of the Global Network on Inequality, 2004

Harvard University

Dean of Social Science, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 2001-2004

Chair, Harvard Doctoral Programs in Government, Sociology and Social Policy, 1998-2004

Director, NSF training grant on inequality and social policy, 1998-2004

Senior Appointments Committee, Kennedy School of Government, 1998-2000 

Advisory Board, Murray Center for the Study of Lives, 1998-2001

Columbia University

 Chair, Faculty of the Arts and Sciences, 1993-1994

Other

President, Eastern Sociological Society, 2007-2008

Advisory Board, National Poverty Center, University of Michigan, 2003-

NSF Advisory Board for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, 2000-2004

Trustee, William T. Grant Foundation, 1997-2000

Books

The Accordion Family: Globalization Reshapes the Private World (Beacon Press, in preparation). 

Taxing the Poor: The Role of Consumption Taxes in Regional Poverty Regimes (Berkeley: University of California Press, in press), based on the Wildavsky Lecture, Goldman School of Public Policy, with Rourke O’Brien.

Who Cares? Public Ambivalence and Government Activism from the New Deal to the Second Gilded Age (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2010), with Elisabeth Jacobs.

The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America, with Victor Tan Chen (Boston: Beacon Press, 2007), Library Journal Best Business Books of 2007.

Chutes and Ladders: Navigating the Low Wage Labor Market (Cambridge: Harvard University Press & Russell Sage Foundation, 2006), New York Times Sunday book review “Editor’s Choice.”   

Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings, with Cybelle Fox, David Harding, Jal Mehta and Wendy Roth (New York: Basic Books, 2004), finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award.

A Different Shade of Gray: Mid-Life and Beyond in the Inner City   (New York: The New Press, 2003).

No Shame in My Game: The Working Poor in the Inner City (New York: Knopf/Russell Sage Foundation, 1999), Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 2000; Sidney Hillman Foundation Prize, 2000; finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award.

Falling From Grace: Downward Mobility in the Age of Affluence (Berkeley: University of California Press [2nd Edition], 1999).  

Declining Fortunes: The Withering of the American Dream (New York: Basic Books, 1993, paperback 1994), New York Times notable book for 1993.

Falling from Grace:  The Experience of Downward Mobility in the American Middle Class (New York: Free Press [1st edition], 1988), honorable mention, C. Wright Mills award, 1989.

Law and Economic Organization: A Comparative Study of   Pre-Industrial Societies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983).

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Link to news release on Katherine S. Newman’s appointment as James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.


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