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Overview

  • Stephen Pimpare is a nationally recognized expert on poverty, homelessness, and U.S. social policy.

    Prior to joining UNH in 2015, where he teaches courses on American politics and public policy for the Public Service & Nonprofit Leadership Program and is a Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy, he served as a senior-level administrator for anti-hunger organizations in New York City, and taught at the City University of New York, NYU, and Columbia University.

    His second book, A People's History of Poverty in America, received the Michael Harrington Award from the American Political Science Association “for demonstrating how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world.” His most recent book is Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens: Down & Out on the Silver Screen (Oxford University Press 2017), a history of poverty and homelessness in the movies.

    Professor Pimpare is host of the New Books Network’s Public Policy Channel, a Consulting Editor for the journal Social Work, and founding director of the UNHM Center for Community Engagement and Experiential Learning. His currently at work on Politics for Social Workers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Effecting Change.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Book Review: Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social ConservatismReview of Radical Political Economics.  50:855-857. 2018
    2018 Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism.Review of Radical Political Economics.  50:855-857. 2018
    2015 Thirteen Lessons from Fifty Years of Anti-Poverty Policy and ResearchPhiladelphia Social Innovations Journal.  23. 2015
    2013 Welfare reform at 15 and the state of policy analysis.Social Work.  58:53-62. 2013
    2012 The Barricades and the Ivory TowerReview of Radical Political Economics.  44:504-511. 2012
    2011 Why No Fire This Time? From the Mass Strike to No StrikeNew Labor Forum.  20. 2011
    2009 Poverty & InequalityReview of Radical Political Economics.  41:570-576. 2009
    2009 The Failures of American Poverty MeasuresJournal of Sociology & Social Welfare.  36. 2009
    2008 The “Vaguest Notion of Poverty” and the Blindness of Welfare State HistoriesJournal of Poverty.  12:372-381. 2008
    2008 The Disposable Blog: Using the Weblog to Facilitate Classroom Learning and CommunicationsJournal of Effective Teaching.  8. 2008
    2007 An African American Welfare StateNew Political Science.  29:313-331. 2007
    2007 Toward a New Welfare HistoryJournal of Policy History.  19:234-252. 2007
    Policy Knowledge and Effective Practice in the Age of Trump: New and Old Challenges for Social Work Education

    Book

    Year Title
    2017 Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens Down and Out on the Silver Screen 2017
    2008 A People's History of Poverty in America 2008
    2004 The New Victorians Poverty, Politics, and Propaganda in Two Gilded Ages 2004
    Politics for Social Workers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Effecting Change

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2015 Living Down to Expectations 2015
    2014 Cash Assistance Programs. 2014
    2014 The Great Depression vs. the Great Recession 2014
    2011 Vagrancy and the Homeless 2011
    2011 Hopeful, Active Realism: A Pedagogy of Critical Social Policy 2011
    2009 Welfare Reform Has Increased Poverty 2009
    2007 Richard A. Cloward and Frances Fox Piven 2007
    2005 Charity Organization Society 2005
    2005 National Conference on Charities and Corrections 2005
    2005 Tramps 2005
    2004 Poorhouse 2004
    2004 Relief 2004
    Welfare, Race, and the American Imagination

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    Teaching Activities

  • Social & Political-Econ Theory Taught course 2019
  • American Public Policy Taught course 2019
  • IS/Applied Poverty Theory Taught course 2019
  • IS/Perspectives on Poverty Taught course 2019
  • Internship Taught course 2019
  • NH Politics in Action Taught course 2019
  • Politics of Poverty Taught course 2019
  • American Politics & Government Taught course 2018
  • IS/PAYCE Civic Engagement Taught course 2018
  • LitTop/Politics & Literature Taught course 2018
  • Smart Politics Taught course 2018
  • Political Psychology Taught course 2018
  • Politics of Food Taught course 2018
  • IS/NH Nutritional Analysis Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • NH Politics in Action Taught course 2018
  • Politics of Poverty Taught course 2018
  • Sr Proj & Interdiscpl Sem Taught course 2018
  • American Politics & Government Taught course 2017
  • Political Psychology Taught course 2017
  • Smart Politics Taught course 2017
  • Race, Culture and Oppression Taught course 2017
  • Politics of Food Taught course 2017
  • American Politics & Government Taught course 2017
  • NH Politics in Action Taught course 2017
  • Politics of Food Taught course 2017
  • Sr Proj & Interdiscpl Sem Taught course 2017
  • Social Welfare Policy II Taught course 2017
  • Spc Top/Pov and Homelessness Taught course 2016 - 2017
  • Politics of Crime and Justice Taught course 2016
  • Smart Politics Taught course 2016
  • American Politics & Government Taught course 2016
  • Sel Top/Media & Elections Taught course 2016
  • Spc Top/Media & Elections Taught course 2016
  • American Politics & Government Taught course 2016
  • Civil Society & Public Policy Taught course 2016
  • Politics of Food Taught course 2016
  • American Politics & Government Taught course 2015
  • American Public Policy Taught course 2015
  • SpcTop/Media & Elections Taught course 2015
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Community & Human Services, State University of New York
  • Ph.D. Political Science, City University of New York
  • Full Name

  • Stephen Pimpare