Stephen Pimpare is a nationally recognized expert on poverty, homelessness, and U.S. social policy.
Prior to joining UNH in 2015, where he teaches courses on American politics and public policy for the Public Service & Nonprofit Leadership Program and is a Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy, he served as a senior-level administrator for anti-hunger organizations in New York City, and taught at the City University of New York, NYU, and Columbia University.
His second book, A People's History of Poverty in America, received the Michael Harrington Award from the American Political Science Association “for demonstrating how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world.” His most recent book is Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens: Down & Out on the Silver Screen (Oxford University Press 2017), a history of poverty and homelessness in the movies.
Professor Pimpare is host of the New Books Network’s Public Policy Channel, a Consulting Editor for the journal Social Work, and founding director of the UNHM Center for Community Engagement and Experiential Learning.
Ph.D., Political Science, City University of New York
B.S., Community & Human Services, State University of New York
Social Services Planning/Policy
Social Welfare Planning/Policy
CA 550: Spc Top/Media & Elections
ENGL 595: LitTop/Politics & Literature
POLT 402: American Politics & Government
POLT 500: American Public Policy
POLT 507: Politics of Crime and Justice
POLT 595: Smart Politics
POLT 750: Politics of Poverty
PS 502: Political Psychology
PS 506: Civil Society & Public Policy
PS 510: Politics of Food
PS 515: NH Politics in Action
PS 651: Spc Top/Pov and Homelessness
PS 695: IS/PAYCE Civic Engagement
PS 701: Sr Proj & Interdiscpl Sem
SW 840: Race, Culture and Oppression
SW 926: Social Welfare Policy II
Pimpare, S. (2017). Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens Down and Out on the Silver Screen. Oxford University Press.
Pimpare, S. (2015). Thirteen Lessons from Fifty Years of Anti-Poverty Policy and Research. Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, 23.
Pimpare, S. (2013). Welfare Reform at 15 and the State of Policy Analysis. Social Work, 58(1), 53-62. doi:10.1093/sw/sws057
Pimpare, S. (2012). The Barricades and the Ivory TowerEngaging Contradictions: Theory, Politics and Methods of Activist ScholarshipHaleCharles R., Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008, 390 pp., $34.95On the Picket Line: Strategies of Working-Class Women during the DepressionTrieceMary E., Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2007, 179 pp., $26.00Rhetoric for Radicals: A Handbook for 21st Century ActivistsGandioJason Del, British Columbia: New Society Publishing, 2008, 235 pp., $17.95Social Change, Resistance and Social PracticesBuonoRichard A. DelloFasenfestDavid, eds., Leiden: Brill, 2010, 265 pp., $28.00. Review of Radical Political Economics, 44(4), 504-511. doi:10.1177/0486613412439041
Pimpare, S. (2011). Why No Fire This Time? From the Mass Strike to No Strike. New Labor Forum, 20(1).
Pimpare, S. (2011). Hopeful, Active Realism: A Pedagogy of Critical Social Policy. In Educating for Social Justice Transformative Experiential Learning. Lyceum Books, Incorporated.
Pimpare, S. (2008). A People's History of Poverty in America.