Faculty Bios

Thomas J. Main


  • Mailing Address
  • Baruch College/CUNY
  • School of Public Affairs
  • One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
  • New York NY, 10010


Thomas MainThomas J. Main’s research interests are: liberal democracy and its challenges, bureaucracy and public administration, urban politics, homelessness, and the American Constitution and founding. He is author of the books, The Rise of the Alt-Right(Brookings Institution Press, 2018) and Homelessness in New York City: Policymaking from Koch to de Blasio (NYU Press, 2016), and editor of the anthology, Is the American Constitution Obsolete? (Carolina Academic Press, 2013). He is now working on a book about the history of welfare politics and policy in New York City.

Professor Main teaches Capstone Seminars in the Marxe School and has written widely for academic journals, political magazines, and newspapers. He holds a BA from the University of Chicago, a two-year MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University.

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