Courtney Frantz is a Doctoral Student and Graduate Center Fellow in the Sociology Department at the City University of New York. Through her research, which lies at the convergence of labor movements, political economy, and subjectivity, she aims to contribute both to sociological inquiry and to worker-led activism. As a Mellon Fellow, she is investigating whether the recent trend of “strategic philanthropy” among national foundations has impacted worker center grantees’ approaches to their own campaign goals. Through the Narratives and Strategies of Domestic Worker Organizing subtheme, Ms. Frantz both shares her research with worker activists and helps facilitate discussion about organizing and storytelling among worker leaders, academics, and the public. She teaches at Hunter College.
Seminars & Working Groups
We study and employ narration as a guide for social change.