Dorian T. Warren is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, an MSNBC contributor, and board chair of the Center for Community Change. He is the host and executive producer of “Nerding Out” on MSNBC’s digital platform, shift.msnbc.com.
A scholar of inequality and American politics, he taught for over a decade at the University of Chicago and Columbia University, where he was co-director of the Columbia University program on labor law and policy, and where he serves as a research associate at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies.
A native Chicagoan, Warren received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He has received research fellowships and grants from the Ford Foundation, CUNY’s Murphy Institute, the Public Welfare Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and the Russell Sage Foundation. His research and teaching interests include labor organizing, politics and policy; race and ethnic politics; African-American politics; urban politics and policy; American political development; community organizing and social movements; and social science methodology.
As a commentator on public affairs, Warren has appeared regularly on television and radio, including NBC Nightly News, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, BET, BBC, NPR, Bloomberg, and NY1, among other outlets. In 2013, he was included on the list of NBC’s theGrio’s 100 people making history today.
He is the author of the forthcoming The Three Faces of Unions: Inclusion & Democracy in the U.S. Labor Movement (Oxford University Press), and, with Virginia Parks, Boxing Out: Walmart & the Politics of Labor Market Regulation from Below (Russell Sage Foundation Press).