ARC Seminar: Cathy Mulder: Mondragon, its Cooperatives, and its University's Role
Cathy Mulder is an associate professor of Economics at John Jay College-CUNY. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (2006), her MA from Temple University in Philadelphia (1994), and her BA from Stockton College in Pomona, NJ (1992) all in Economics. Cathy specializes in economic justice, labor studies/economics, and gender issues. However, she takes an interdisciplinary approach in both her scholarly research and her teaching, uniting not only her specialties, but also concerns about the environment, politics, history, and is currently researching alternative business organizations internationally among other specialties. Cathy has over 35 years of worker activism, having been employed by the telephone company as a blue-collar worker in a non-traditional position where she was very active in her union, the IBEW, Local 827. She was also a member and official in the UAW while a graduate student at UMass, and she worked as a business agent for the NY musicians’ union, AFM Local 802 for two years. She is currently an active member of the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY (PSC-CUNY) where she served as a delegate in 1010/11. Her scholarly work is representative of her life experiences and include two single authored books, Unions and Class Transformation: The Case of the Broadway Musicians and Transcending Capitalism Through Cooperative Practice which consists of six case studies of alternative business structures ranging from the Green Bay Packers, to the London Symphony Orchestra, and a group of sex workers. Most recently she co-edited the Handbook of Marxian Economics. She has authored a number of peer reviewed articles and is currently the president of the Association of Economic and Social Analysis (AESA) and is also is an executive board member of the Left Forum.