Research Interests: Political anthropology; biopolitics, health, poverty, security, governance; populism and white nationalism; social movements, urban political economy; US
Jeff Maskovsky is Professor and Executive Officer (Chair) of the Ph.D. Program in Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center, and Professor of Urban Studies at Queens College. His research and writing focus on poverty, welfare, health, security and governance in the urban United States. His recent work also explores the rise of right-wing populisms in the United States and elsewhere. He is the author of the forthcoming monograph, Staying Alive: Poverty and the Fight for Life in the New Inner City (NYU Press, and co-editor of three anthologies: The New Poverty Studies: Ethnographies of Power, Politics and Impoverished People in the United States (NYU Press), Rethinking America: The Imperial Homeland in the 21st Century, and the forthcoming collection, Beyond Populism: Angry Politics and the Twilight of Neoliberalism.
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 in the United States.