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Jeff Maskovsky
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center|Queens College
Phone: 718-997-5129
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. , Temple University, Philadelphia, PA,
Training Area: Environmental Psychology
Research Interests: Urban poverty, grassroots activism and political economic change in the United States.
Jeff Maskovsky is an anthropologist whose research and writing focus on urban poverty, grassroots activism and political economic change in the United States. His recent publications include the co-edited volume, New Poverty Studies: The Ethnography of Power, Politics and Impoverished People in the United States (NYU Press 2001), a co-edited special issue of the journal Urban Anthropology on globalization, neoliberal policy, and poverty in the United States and Mexico, and a chapter on neighborhood and global justice activism in Philadelphia for the volume, Reclaiming Cities, edited by Jane Schneider (Blackwell Press, in press). Maskovsky has collaborated with community groups, non-profit organizations and health policy experts to found several innovative community health and HIV treatment education programs targeting youth, sexual minorities, low-income people, and people of color.