Judith Stein received her BA at Vassar College and Ph.D from Yale. She is currently a Distinguished Professor of history at City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Before the recent Pivotal Decade: How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the Seventies (2010), she published The World of Marcus Garvey: Race and Class in Modern Society (1986) and Running Steel, Running America: Race, Economic Policy, and the Decline of Liberalism (1998).
As well as writing for scholarly journals, she has published in the New York Times, New York Newsday, Philadelphia Inquirer, Village Voice, In These Times, The Nation, and Dissent. She blogs regularly for Dissent. Stein has taught abroad, most recently as the Nicholas Sivochev Distinguished Professor of History at Moscow State University, in Russia, in 2006. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and Fund for Labor Studies and is currently working on a book on the U.S.. China, and Neoliberalism. Stein is also a fair tennis player.