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B.A., History, University of Chicago, 1997
Ph.D., American History, Columbia University, 2005
Kimberly Phillips-Fein is a historian of twentieth-century American politics. She teaches courses in American political, business, and labor history. Her first book, Invisible Hands: The Making of the Conservative Movement from the New Deal to Reagan, was published by WW Norton in 2009. She has contributed to essay collections published by Harvard University Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, and Routledge and to journals such as Reviews in American History and International Labor and Working-Class History. She is a contributing editor to Labor: Studies in Working-Class History in the Americas, where her work has also appeared. Phillips-Fein has written widely for publications including The Nation, London Review of Books, New Labor Forum, to which she has contributed articles and reviews. Her 2017 book, Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics (Metropolitan Books), was a finalist for a 2018 Pulitzer Prize in History.
For The New York Times, Kim Phillips-Fein wrote “New York City's Post-Covid Recovery,” an Op-Ed on how New York can become a more equitable city, post-pandemic.
Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics (Metropolitan Books, 2017) by Kim Phillips-Fein was named as a 2018 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History.
Kim Phillips-Fein's Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics was released from Metropolitan Books and was named as one of the 10 best books of 2017 by Publishers Weekly.
Kim Phillips-Fein's Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics was published by Metropolitan Books.
Kimberly Phillips-Fein's Invisible Hands: The Businessmen's Crusade Against the New Deal was published by W. W. Norton & Company.
history of economic thought; American economic and political history; business and labor history
Professor Kimberly Phillips-Fein's book Fear City: The New York City Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of the Age of Austerity was a finalist for a 2018 Pulitzer Prize in History, among many others honors.
Phillips-Fein's "How Employers Broke Unions by Creating a Culture of Fear" appeared in The Washington Post.