Catherine Mulder

Catherine Mulder

Catherine Mulder
Associate Professor
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2006   PhD    University of Massachusetts (Economics)
1994   MA     Temple University
1992   BA      Stockton State College (


Professor Catherine Mulder, an associate professor of economics at John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY, specializes in labor economics and political economy. She has been a worker advocate and labor activist for over 35 years: from being an IBEW shop steward to Co-Speaker of her Graduate Student (employee) union, GEO-UAW, as a paid union representative in Manhattan for the American Federation of Musicians, Local 802, and most recently a member of PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334. Released in 2009 by Routledge Publishers, her book, Unions and Class Transformation: The Case of the Broadway Musicians details the role a union can take in usurping capitalism. She also published articles about “Wal-Mart’s Role in Capitalism,” using Animated Films to teach economics in "It's the Time of Your life," that the State can be a capitalist employer in "State Capitalism vis-a-vis Private Communism," and there was a symposium available in Rethinking Marxism on her first book. Her latest book, Transcending Capitalism Through Cooperative Practices  is being released in the end of October 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan. This book consists of six case studies that show that there are viable alternatives to the status quo. Professor Mulder is the major/minor advisor and the Program director in the department.