Dr. Katherine Gallagher Robbins is a Senior Fellow at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she works to build the Partnership’s research capacity to tell a more holistic story of how the policies the National Partnership has pushed for over the last five decades support women with a focus on women of color, disabled women, LGBTQIA+ women, and women with other marginalized identities. She works alongside the organization’s health justice team in its call for access to abortion and an improved healthcare system focused on equity in underserved communities; and she contributes to the economic justice team’s goal of passing a national paid family and medical leave program and winning other policies supporting women at work.
Katherine brings to the role over a dozen years of experience in policy and advocacy organizations, with work on a range of issues, including economic justice, caregiving, racial, and gender equity. Her research and commentary have been featured in The New York Times, NBC, CNN, CBS, Vox, The Economist, and numerous other news outlets. Before joining the National Partnership, Katherine worked in leadership roles at TIME’S UP, the Center for Law and Social Policy, the Center for American Progress, and the National Women’s Law Center. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and lives in Santa Fe, NM.