April 21, 1969 |
Greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA
|Education||University of Michigan (1991)
Columbia University (2008)
|Occupation||Journalist, Writer, Teacher|
|Years active||1992 – present|
Featherstone was born and grew up in the vicinity of Boston. She graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1991 and graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2008. Featherstone was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics Journalism at Columbia for 2007-08 and an adjunct professor at the City University of New York. Since 2009, she is an adjunct professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University and, since 2008, an adjunct professor at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute of Labor Studies.
In addition to The Nation and Slate's "The Big Money", Featherstone's writing has also appeared in Lingua Franca, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Left Business Observer, Dissent, Sydney Morning Herald, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, In These Times, Ms., Salon.com, Nerve, Us, Nylon, and Rolling Stone.
Featherstone has also written several books. She is the co-author of Students Against Sweatshops: The Making of a Movement (2002). In 2004, she published Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart, a history of Dukes vs. Wal-Mart, the largest civil rights class-action suit in history.
- Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart (2002) ISBN 0-465-02315-0
- NYU journalism faculty profile
- Index of articles at The Nation
- Index of articles at Alternet
- Simon Head's review of Selling Women Short
- "The Trouble With Wal-Mart," Stayfree magazine
- "Women vs. Wal-Mart"
- Liza Featherstone at the Internet Movie Database