Liza Featherstone

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Liza Featherstone
Born (1969-04-21) April 21, 1969 (age 46)
Greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Education University of Michigan (1991)
Columbia University (2008)
Occupation Journalist, Writer, Teacher
Years active 1992 – present
Spouse(s) Doug Henwood

Liza Featherstone (born April 21, 1969) is an American journalist and journalism professor who writes frequently on labor and student activism for The Nation.

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[1] 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.,, Nerve, Us, Nylon, and Rolling Stone.[2]

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.

Featherstone lives in Brooklyn and is married to economics journalist Doug Henwood. They have a son, Ivan, born New Year's Day 2006.


  • Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart (2002) ISBN 0-465-02315-0

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