Liza Featherstone

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Liza Featherstone
Born (1969-04-21) April 21, 1969 (age 49)
Washington, D.C., United States
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 in Washington, D.C, and grew up in Greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 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] From 2013–2015 she held the Belle Zeller visiting chair in public policy at Brooklyn College.[2] She currently teaches at NYU and Columbia's School of International Public Affairs.

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.[3]

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. Her book on focus groups and the culture of consultation will be published by OR Books in late 2017. 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
  • False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton (2016) ISBN 1784784613


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