Marlene Kim


Marlene Kim is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Boston and is currently also a Visiting Scholar in the Economics Department at the University of New Hampshire. She specializes in race and gender discrimination in employment and the working poor. She has published Race and Economic Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge 2007) as well as numerous scholarly articles on these topics. She is the recipient of the first Rhonda Williams Prize for her work on race and gender discrimination and serves as Associate Editor of Feminist Economics and on the Editorial Boards of Industrial Relations, the Review of Radical Political Economy and Panoeconomics. Her current research also investigates race and gender discrimination, especially the intersection of these, and the impact of the Stimulus Act in Massachusetts. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Featuring this expert

The Burden of Race Discrimination is Heaviest Where it Intersects with Gender

Video | Dec 30, 2016

Professor Marlene Kim provided a riveting picture, via her personal family history of the exploitation of the Asian-American working-class in California. She challenged the invisibility of Asian-Americans in discussions of race in America, and also focused on the double burden of discrimination borne by women of color.

Race and Economics: Exploring Headwinds and Resilience

Article | Dec 8, 2016

The Institute for New Economic Thinking’s recent Detroit event on race and economics noted both the structural impediments faced by African-Americans, and the impressive gains made in some communities despite those headwinds

Tomorrow’s Detroits & Detroit’s Tomorrows

Event Conference Race & Economics | Nov 11–12, 2016

Economics has a race problem.

How Race and Gender Reinforce Economic Inequality

Video | Nov 9, 2016

Prof. Marlene Kim says her research has revealed that African-American women face triple penalties from race and gender bias, and the combination of those two