Suzanne Kahn

Managing Director, Research and Policy

As Managing Director of Research and Policy, Suzanne works with the Think Tank's issue area directors to develop critical research and policy to rebalance power in our society and economy.

As Managing Director of Research and Policy, Suzanne works with the Think Tank’s issue area directors to develop critical research and policy to rebalance power in our society and economy.

Previously, Suzanne was Roosevelt’s Director of Education, Jobs, and Worker Power and the Great Democracy Initiative. Her research and writing focus 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.

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 Ph.D. in American history from Columbia University and earned her B.A. 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.