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Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs, UMass Boston

Mark Warren is a sociologist (PhD Harvard University) who studies and works with community and youth organizing groups seeking to promote equity and justice in education, community development and American democratic life. Mark is the author of Dry Bones Rattling: Community Building to Revitalize American Democracy, Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice, and co-author of A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform. Mark is a founder and co-chair of the Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN), a national network of scholars and community activists designed to promote collaborations that produce research that advances racial equity and social justice. He is a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow and has won many other awards and fellowships. Mark’s latest book is called Lift us up! Don’t push us out! Voices from the front lines of the educational justice movement:


  • –present
    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts Boston


  • 1995 
    Harvard University, Sociology


John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow