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. He is currently at work on Politics for Social Workers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Effecting Change for Columbia University Press.
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
ENGL/POLT 595/524: 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 402: Practical Politics
PS 501: Social & Political-Econ Theory
PS 502: Political Psychology
PS 506: Civil Society & Public Policy
PS 510: Politics of Food
PS 515: NH Politics in Action
PS 595: Policy Research
PS 695: IS/Perspectives on Poverty
PS 701: Sr Proj & Interdiscpl Sem
PS/SW 651/797/897: Spc Top/Pov and Homelessness
SW 840: Race, Culture and Oppression
SW 926: Social Welfare Policy II
UMST 500: Internship
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 Tower. Review of Radical Political Economics, 44(4), 504-511. doi:10.1177/0486613412439041
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. (2011). Why No Fire This Time? From the Mass Strike to No Strike. New Labor Forum, 20(1).
Pimpare, S. (2008). A People's History of Poverty in America.