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Robin Rogers

Queens College, City University of New York

Robin Rogers is an associate professor of sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY). She is the author of The Welfare Experiments: Politics and Policy Evaluation (Stanford University Press, 2004) in addition to numerous articles on politics and social policy. Rogers has served as a Congressional Fellow on Women and Public Policy, a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholar at Yale University, and a visiting fellow at Princeton University. She is a recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Rogers’ research interests have included: the genesis, institutional framework, implementation, and social contexts of social policy, welfare policy, faith-based policy initiatives, the role of religion in primary elections, flaws and techniques in quantitative and qualitative sociological research methods, and the adaptation of business models in the nonprofit sector. She is currently at work on a new book about the burgeoning role of billionaire philanthropy in shaping public policy.