Janice Fine

Professor and Labor director of Research and Strategy

Areas of expertise
American politics • Industrial relations • U.S. and international labor movements • Community and faith-based organizing • Civic and economic participation among the working poor

Janice Fine is a political scientist with an interest in new forms of economic and political organization among low-wage workers. Currently, Dr. Fine is working on a national study of immigrant worker centers and is writing a book on community-based worker organizing strategies. Fine has written for academic and popular publications on community organizing, the labor movement, and the influence of money in American politics. She has received fellowships from the Open Society Institute and the MIT Industrial Performance Center and h as taught at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. In addition, Fine has worked as a community, labor, and electoral organizer for 23 years. From 1994 to 2002, she was the Organizing Director at Northeast Action, the hub of a regional network of statewide progressive electoral coalitions and citizen action groups across New York and New England. Fine also has written an extensive grassroots organizing curriculum and used it to train hundreds of community leaders and organizers.

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston