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    Basic Income in a Pandemic and Beyond

David Calnitsky, Assistant Professor

PhD, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

David Calnitsky is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Western University. His research interests include sociological theory, social policy, and poverty, and his empirical work has examined the impact of basic income on a range of outcomes, from wages and work to social stigma and gender dynamics. His research has been published in Socio-economic Review, Sociological Theory, Social Problems, Catalyst, Canadian Review of Sociology, Contexts, Sociology Compass, Basic Income Studies, and Social Science History. More recently, he has been doing research on the welfare state, collective action, and social change. A new book project examines how social change succeeds and fails. A second book project (with Michael McCarthy) analyzes and reconstructs the social theory of Erik Olin Wright.

Areas of Specialization

  • Social Theory
  • Inequality
  • Gender
  • Social Change
  • Work
  • Poverty
  • Economic Sociology
  • Social Policy

Selected Publications