Sabeel Rahman

Twitter: @ksabeelrahman


  1. Sabeel Rahman is an Assistant Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. In 2015-2016, he will be on leave from the Roosevelt Institute, as a Fellow at the New America Foundation where he is developing a new book on democracy and economic transformation in the “New Gilded Age”.

His interests revolve around issues of inclusive and equitable economic policy, democratic participation, law, and social and democratic theory.  His first book, Democracy Against Domination, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press, and reconstructs a theory of democratic political economy from the tradition of Progressive Era political thought, with implications for contemporary law and policy debates about democracy, private power, and economic regulation after the financial crisis.  

He is the Research and Design Director for and a member of the founding leadership of the Gettysburg Project, a learning and innovation hub linking leading practitioners and scholars in the fields of community organizing, civic engagement, and social movements. In 2014 he served as a Special Advisor in the de Blasio administration in New York City, leading an interagency strategy and design process to help formulate a long-term, inclusive economic development agenda for the city. In addition to his academic work, his writings have appeared in the Boston Review, The Nation, and