Dorian T. Warren
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Warren specializes in the study of inequality and American politics. His research includes labor union organizing and politics, race and ethnic politics, urban politics and economic development, globalization and workers’ rights, American political development, community organizing and social movements, economic elites’ political influence, and social science methodology. Warren taught at University of Chicago and Columbia University for over a decade, and has worked with several national and local organizations including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, American Rights at Work, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, UNITE-HERE, Service Employees International Union, United Food and Commercial Workers’ Union, Steelworkers, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, and Jobs with Justice, among others. He currently serves on the boards of the Applied Research Center, Center for Community Change, the Model Alliance and the Discount Foundation. In addition, he has also testified before government entities including the Chicago and New York City Councils, and the National Labor Relations Board.
Examines relationship between Perestroika movement and the study of race and ethnicity within the political science discipline.
Argues that, in order to understand racial and economic inequality among black Americans, we must acknowledge the racial rules that undergird our economy and society. Those rules--laws, policies, institutions, regulations, and normative practices--are the driving force behind hte patently unequal life chances and opportunities for too many individuals. Examines the racial rules across six different dimensions: income, wealth, education, criminal justice, health, and democratic participation.