Diana Polson

Diana Polson joined the Keystone Research Center team in 2012. She recently earned her Ph.D. from CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, where she completed her dissertation on care work and the low-wage economy. Previously, Diana served as a policy analyst at the National Employment Law Project where she coordinated a survey of more than 4,300 low-wage workers in NYC, Chicago and LA. She has co-authored several reports and articles on the research findings, including Working Without Laws: A Survey of Employment and Labor Law Violations in New York City and the Social Forces article All Work and No Pay. Diana has more than a decade of experience partnering on research initiatives and organizing campaigns on a range of economic justice issues, including wage theft, cross-national family leave policies, working conditions of care workers and labor-community alliances. She enjoys working at the nexus of applied research and low-wage worker organizing. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her partner and two sons.