About Katherine

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I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I hold a Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York City. My research interests center on the intersection between the political economy of social reproduction and economic policy. My current research focuses on the economic basis of historical and contemporary struggles over the length of the workday, including efforts to expand paid and unpaid family medical leave. Prior to beginning my graduate education, I worked for a number of nonprofit advocacy organizations focused on domestic poverty and the U.S. social safety net.