Nicole P. Marwell
School of Public Affairs
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
New York, NY 10010
Office Location: 135 East 22nd Street, Room 810b
Phone: 646 660-6764
Fax: 646 660-6770
Nicole P. Marwell is Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Prior to beginning her academic career, Dr. Marwell worked in the field of nonprofits and philanthropy, first at New York City’s Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, and then at the AT&T Foundation, the Levi Strauss Foundation, and Nike. Dr. Marwell received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago in 2000. Her research sits at the intersection of three sociological subfields – urban, organizational, and political sociology – with a substantive focus on nonprofit organizations, local and state politics, and Latina/o communities. Dr. Marwell has published articles in the American Sociological Review, City and Community, Qualitative Sociology, and the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Contemporary Sociology. Her 2007 book, Bargaining for Brooklyn: Community Organizations in the Entrepreneurial City (University of Chicago Press) examines the varying roles of Latino community-based organizations in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Bushwick. Dr. Marwell’s current research on government contracting to nonprofit organizations is supported by the National Science Foundation. She is also working on a new book about the Latino middle class. Dr. Marwell previously taught at Columbia University.