As a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, Deepak Bhargava is conducting research and writing on a variety of projects related to economic security, the safety net, progressive vision, and immigration policy. Bhargava is a Distinguished Lecturer at the School of Labor and Urban Studies.
Prior to joining Roosevelt, Bhargava led Community Change, a national social justice organization that supports community organizing in low-income communities of color, for 16 years. During his career, he has led major national campaigns to change policy related to poverty, health care, housing, and immigration, and trained thousands of grassroots leaders and organizers in low-income communities. He has been widely published, including in the New York Times, The Nation, The Intercept, The American Prospect, and elsewhere, and serves on the boards of the Open Society Foundations, the JPB Foundation, 350.org, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center and on the editorial board of The Nation. He is the co-editor of Immigration Matters: Movements, Visions and Strategies for a Progressive Future (New Press, 2021).