Suzanne Kahn

Director, Education, Jobs, and Worker Power and the Great Democracy Initiative

Suzanne researches and writes about building robust public goods and labor organizations to ensure workers can counter corporate power in the labor market and public sphere; she also directs Roosevelt fellows' work on the same.

As the Director of Education, Jobs, and Worker Power and the Great Democracy Initiative, Suzanne Kahn researches, writes about, and oversees Roosevelt fellows’ work on building a network of robust public goods–for example, public higher education–and labor organizations that together can empower workers to counter corporate power in the labor market and public sphere. In addition, Suzanne directs the Great Democracy Initiative, a project of the Roosevelt Institute, working to release detailed, actionable policy proposals that offer progressive solutions to the biggest problems of our time.

Prior to joining Roosevelt, Suzanne most recently worked as a research analyst at SEIU 32BJ, where she built a program to organize workers in new residential developments. Suzanne holds a PhD in American history from Columbia University and earned her BA from Yale University. Her forthcoming book, Divorce, American Style, won the American Society for Legal History’s Cromwell Dissertation Prize. As an undergraduate, in 2005, Suzanne was a founder of the Roosevelt Network.