Janelle Jones is an Economic Analyst at the Economic Policy Institute. Her research focuses on labor market topics around race, ethnicity, and the economy. She was previously a research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, where she worked on unemployment, job quality, the economics of racial inequality, and unions. Her research has been cited in the New Yorker, The Economist, The Washington Post, and Harper’s.
Economic Analyst, Economic Policy Institute
Areas of Expertise: Economic Policy, Race and Economy, Economic Inequality, Unemployment, Job Quality, Unions
Dorian T. Warren is an associate professor of political science and public affairs at Columbia University. He specializes in the study of inequality and American politics, focusing on the political organization of marginalized groups, race and ethnic politics, labor politics, urban politics, American political development, social movements and social science methodology. Warren is a sought-after commentator frequently appearing on networks such as MSNBC, ABC, CNN, NPR and Bloomberg, among other outlets.
At Columbia, Warren is also a Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, and coordinates the Center for Urban Research & Policy Seminar Series. In 2013, he was included on the list of NBC’s theGrio’s 100 people making history today. His research focuses on the intersection of labor, politics and race, as well as race and ethnicity.
Dorian currently serves on the boards of the Applied Research Center, Center for Community Change, ALIGN, the Model Alliance, the Discount Foundation and The Nation Magazine Editorial Board. Prior to his teaching position at Columbia University he worked with several organizations, including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, American Rights at Work/Jobs with Justice and the NGLTF Policy Institute. He is the author of the forthcoming The Three Faces of Unions: Inclusion & Democracy in the U.S. Labor Movement and Boxing Out: Walmart & the Politics of Labor Market Regulation from Below.
Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs at Columbia University
Areas of Expertise: Labor Organizing, Politics, Policy, Race and Ethnic Politics, African-American Politics, Urban Politics and Policy, American Political Development, Community Organizing, Social Movements, Social Science Methodology
Spriggs’ economic expertise lies in workforce issues, labor, tax and public policy. Prior to his position at AFL-CIO, he lead economic policy development at the Economic Policy Institute, National Urban League, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Join Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress.
His work has been featured in Politic365 and on the Washington Post’s PostTV. Spriggs has also appeared on NPR as an economics expert.
Chief Economist, AFL-CIO
Professor of Economics, Howard Univeristy
Areas of Expertise: Economics, Federal Policy, Labor
While at the Pat Brown Institute, he was the founding editor of California Politics & Policy and California Policy Issues Annual. He is also a former associate editor of Urban Affairs Review, an internationally recognized journal, and a trustee of the Liberty Hill Foundation. He was previously professor of political science at CSULA, with a specialty in urban politics and state and local politics.
During his tenures in the classroom, as a scholar and as a policy institute director, he developed an applied agenda that focused on urban as well as state and local politics, Latino politics, race relations, inter-community and multi-sector collaborations and coalitions, youth violence mitigation, political representation and electoral politics.
Regalado has long served as an analyst and pundit for the mass, independent and social media on broad array of political, social and policy issues. He has appeared both on air and in print for such publications as The Los Angeles Times, Sacramento Bee, the AP, KPCC and NPR.
Professor Emeritus of Political Science at California State University, Los Angeles
Areas of Expertise: Elections and Campaigns, Race Relations and Coalition Building, Voting Rights and Political Representation, Politics of Organized Labor, Voter Attitudes