Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard University for 17 years, in the Department of Economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women's Studies. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Schor received her Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts. She is a co-founder of the South End Press and the Center for Popular Economics. She is a founding Board Member of the Center for a New American Dream, where she currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors. Schor is also, an occasional faculty member at Schumacher College, a former columnist for Z Magazine, a former Trustee of Wesleyan University and a former fellow of the Brookings Institution. Schor is currently writing Plenitude: Economics for an Age of Ecological Decline, which will be published in 2010 by The Penguin Press. She is also author of the national best-seller, The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure (Basic Books, 1992) and The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Donâ€™t Need among other works. She has served as a consultant to the United Nations, at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, and to the United Nations Development Program. She was a fellow at the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1995-1996. In 1998 Schor received the George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contributions to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language from the National Council of Teachers of English and in 2006 she received the Leontief Prize from the Global Development and Economics Institute at Tufts University for expanding the frontiers of economic thought. Schor has lectured widely throughout the United States, Europe and Japan to a variety of civic, business, labor and academic groups. She appears frequently on national and international media..