VP of Special Projects
Paul Katz is Vice President for Special Projects at JFI, where he researches basic income, social wealth funds, and the solidarity economy. He coordinates JFI’s work in Brazil, supporting the quantitative side of the Maricá basic income study while leading JFI’s contributions to the qualitative part of the research. In addition, Katz is completing his Ph.D. dissertation on data, networks, torture, and the South American Left at the Columbia University Department of History. He holds interdisciplinary degrees in history and literature from Harvard University and in the social sciences from Argentina’s National University of Luján. His work has been supported by fellowships from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright-Hays Program, Columbia’s Heyman Center for the Humanities, and the Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies.