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Joy Zarembka IPS Associate Director

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1112 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20036


Joy Zarembka

Joy Zarembka is the Associate Director for the Institute for Policy Studies and oversees the financial and administrative aspects of the organization. During 2010-2011, she served as the Interim Director of the organization while Director John Cavanagh took a sabbatical. Prior to her position as Associate Director, Joy served as Operations Director for the Institute. She was formerly involved in programmatic work at IPS, serving as the Director of the Break the Chain Campaign project, a coalition of legal and social service agencies, ethnically based organizations, social action groups and individuals devoted to protecting the rights of the migrant domestic working community. She has testified as an expert witness in over a dozen civil and criminal cases involving worker exploitation and modern-day slavery.

Joy M. Zarembka was "born, bred and buttered" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree from Haverford College and Master's degree from Yale University in International Relations. In February 2002, Joy was named one of the Women's Information Networks's Young Women of Achievement for the year. Her book, “The Pigment of Your Imagination: Mixed Race in a Global Society” remains number #1,201,456 on the Amazon bestseller list with little chance of budging from that coveted spot.

Recent Work

Op-Ed
Racial Confessions in a Biracial World
March 27 - Being comfortably biracial means that Obama moves in even more varied racial settings, observing and hearing what many others do not. Published in The (Bluffton, SC) Island Packet and The Belleville News-Democrat and The Fresno Bee and The Sacramento Bee and The Times Herald Record and The La Crosse (WI) Tribune and Philadelphia Inquirer.

Book
The Pigment of Your Imagination: Mixed Race in a Global Society
March 31 - By combining vivid anecdotes of her travels, historical context, and oral histories from mixed-race families, Joy Zarembka examines race and racial identity.

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