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Joy Zarembka IPS Associate Director

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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

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Unconventional Wisdom: The Power of Culture
July 13 - The Institute for Policy Studies has a long history of combining political analysis with the power of culture

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Unconventional Wisdom: The President Talks About Inequality
January 26 - Thanks to the persistence of the Occupy movement and Romney's tin ear, President Obama devoted much of his State of the Union address to the damage extreme inequality wreaks on our democracy.

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Unconventional Wisdom: Bread and Roses
January 12 - Ponder the 100th anniversary of one of the most important strikes in American labor history, a key moment in the history that now leads us to the Occupy movement.

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