Research Advisory Board Member:

Professor Neil Gilbert



Professor Neil Gilbert is Distinguished Professor of social Welfare and the Milton and Gertrude Chernin Professor of Social Welfare at U.C. Berkeley. He has served a Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and was a Visiting Scholar at the International Social Security Association in Geneva. Gilbert was awarded two Senior Fulbright Research Fellowships to study European Social Policy at the London School of Economics, the National Institute of Social Work and the University of Stockholm. He has served as a visiting Professor at McGill University and Hamburg University and delivered the Sidney Ball Lecture at Oxford University.

Gilbert was Acting Dean of Berkeley Social Welfare from 1994-96. He was Vice Chair and Chair of the Berkeley Senate Faculty’s Graduate Council, a member of the Senate Divisional Council, and the Statewide Senate Faculty Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs.

His publications include thirty books and over 130 articles that have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Public Interest, Society, Commentary, and leading academic journals. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Italian and widely reviewed in venues such as the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, and the Atlantic. Gilbert’s Capitalism and the Welfare State (Yale University Press) was a New York Times notable book and A Mother’s Work: How Feminism, the Market and Policy Shape Family Life (Yale University Press), was an Atlantic Monthly selection and a Society notable book. His book, Never Enough: Capitalism and the Progressive Spirit (Oxford University Press, 2017), had excerpts published in the Atlantic and The American Interest He is co-editor of the Oxford University Press International Policy Exchange series. Gilbert was the U.S. Delegate to Oxford University Press for Social Work, served on the Board of Trustees of the Head-Royce School and is chairman of the Board of Seneca Family of Agencies. In 1987, he was awarded the University of Pittsburgh Bicentennial Medallion of Distinction. In 2000 he was voted Teacher of the Year at Berkeley Social Welfare.