- Columbia University School of Social Work, Doctorate in Social Work
- Columbia University School of Social Work, Masters in Social Work
- University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Mimi Abramovitz, the Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor of Social Policy, teaches in the Social Welfare Doctoral Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and the Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College. She publishes widely on issues related to women, poverty, human rights, the U. S. welfare state and the impact public policy on non-profit human service agencies–all through the lens of race, class and gender. Dr. Abramovitz is the author of more than 80 articles and five books including Regulating the Lives: Social Welfare Policy From Colonial Time to the Present (Routledge, 3rd. ed. 2018). She co-authored Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy (Oxford, 2014) and is currently writing a book entitled Gender Obligations: The History of Black and White Low-Income Women’s Activism Since 1900. Trained at Columbia University School of Social Work in community organizing (MSW) and social policy (DSW), Mimi is the founder of the Welfare Rights Initiative at Hunter College and currently co-leads the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign also known as Voting is Social Work. A scholar and an activist, Mimi has been honored with 15 awards, including the Columbia School of Social Work Hall of Fame and most recently Council on Social Work Education’s Significant Lifetime Achievement Award.