Tiffany Williams is the Associate Director of the Institute for Policy Studies. Tiffany first came to IPS as an intern in 2003, and in 2008 she joined the staff as the social worker and Advocacy Director for IPS project Break the Chain Campaign. In addition to her role as project director at IPS, she contributed significantly to the work of allies in the low-wage worker movement, helping develop and coordinate a national anti-trafficking project called “Beyond Survival” with National Domestic Workers Alliance.

As a social worker, Tiffany has provided counseling and case management for domestic workers who survived human trafficking and labor exploitation in the Washington metro area. As an advocate and public scholar, she managed the creation of grassroots education materials and workshops around worker rights and human trafficking, facilitated trainings for NGO and government agents, and published several articles and reports in various online and print media publications.

Tiffany’s passion for IPS as a multi-issue “think and do tank” comes from her belief that smart, timely public scholarship can play a critical support role for grassroots movements led by the people most affected by social injustice.

Tiffany graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, and from Columbia University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is a licensed social worker in the District of Columbia.


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A New National Movement Forms to Protect and Expand Care

On Tuesday, July 12, over 700 people from across the country, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and national human rights leaders will launch the Caring Across Generations campaign, supported in part by the Institute for Policy Studies.

The New Caregiving Movement

With Medicare and Medicaid on the chopping block at the state and federal levels, the crisis for seniors and people with disabilities is becoming as urgent as the crisis facing the workers who are caring for them.

Global Victory for Domestic Workers

The United States should be a leader and ratify the ILO’s historic new convention.

Domestic Worker Rights Movement Gains Traction in California and Geneva

A new ILO convention that may get approved this month would provide minimum protections for domestic workers around the world.

What about the Woman Strauss-Kahn Allegedly Assaulted?

She deserves compassion as the global punditocracy conjectures about what’s going happen to the IMF without that French “rockstar” at its helm.

What Mom Really Wants this Mother’s Day

Instead of a bouquet or greeting card, she’d really appreciate a new respect for the value of care, in all its forms, and a new vision for what we deserve as Americans when it comes to giving and receiving care.

Wisconsin Union Struggle Is All Too Familiar for Excluded Workers

Rather than race to the bottom, where no one has rights, why shouldn’t we work together to ensure that everyone does?

Highlighting New Issues in Ending Violence Against Women; More Women Afraid To Come Forward And Access Services

Congressional leaders will participate in ad-hoc hearing examining violence against immigrant women this Thursday on Capitol Hill.

Silencing Human Trafficking Victims in America

Women should be able to access victim services, regardless of their immigration status.

A New Attack on the 14th Amendment

A group of state legislators reveal a plan to dismantle the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, but what’s the point?

Raise the Minimum Wage

Boosting it would help our lowest-paid workers as well as the entire economy.

Valuing Domestic Work

A look at the history and future of household work in the United States from a gender justice and worker rights perspective.

Organizing Against Arizona’s Immigration Law

What’s being done to counter the detrimental effects of the law on children — and what you can do to help.

Immigrants Head to the Hill

A firsthand account of an immigration hearing, and the devastating effects punitive immigration laws have had on women and children.

In 2010, Let’s Treat our Domestic Workers Better

Here’s a New Year’s resolution to improve human rights in the United States.

Domestic Worker Abuse Doesn’t Just Happen in Lebanon

Poor treatment of migrant domestic workers hits closer to home than you might think.

Book Review: ‘The Slave Next Door’

Slavery may have ended officially in the United States in 1865, but it has continued in practice to this very day.

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