About

Dr. Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky is an award-winning writer and scholar, artist, and educator from New York City. He holds a BA in Government from Harvard University, and earned his PhD in Sociology from New York University in 2020.

Gould-Wartofsky is the author of The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement (Oxford 2015), and No Sanctuary: Mass Deportation and the Unmaking of the Sanctuary City, 1980-2020 (forthcoming).

Gould-Wartofsky’s research investigates the intersections of state power and social movements, race and class, and the politics and policing of immigration. He is currently working on a book on fascism and antifascism in America.

Gould-Wartofsky’s writing has received Harvard’s James Gordon Bennett Prize, the New York Times James B. Reston Award, and the Alfred R. Lindesmith Paper Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and has been published in such venues as the Washington PostThe NationGuernica, Gizmodo, and Salon.

He welcomes speaking inquiries, along with questions, comments, and critique. He can be reached here.