Assistant Professor of Urban Studies
CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
Samir Sonti is an assistant professor of urban studies at CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies. He has worked as a political organizer for the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, and as a researcher for UNITE HERE, a union representing hospitality workers in the United States and Canada. Prior to his current position at CUNY, he served as a special advisor on the presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders. Sonti holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School and a B.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he studied 20th century U.S. labor and economic history.
- 2015, The evolution of the federal reserve’s inflation target, $15,000
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