Samuel Carter joined the Institute for Public Knowledge in December 2007. As Associate Director, he works actively to develop new program areas, serves as a member of many IPK working groups, and also works as a liaison between the IPK and its many partners within New York University, in New York City, and around the globe. Currently, Mr. Carter is working as the Project Manager of Rebuild By Design's Research Stage. He is also Assistant Editor of Public Culture.
Prior to working at the IPK, Mr. Carter worked as Program Coordinator for the President's Office of the Social Science Research Council, where he helped to develop several projects, including two books for the Privatization of Risk Series with Columbia University Press. Mr. Carter has served as a Researcher for Vice President Joe Biden and political strategist Robert Shrum. Mr. Carter holds an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Policy Analysis and Management from NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School for Public Service, where his Capstone team received the Sterling D. Spero Prize for their analysis of workforce housing policy options for the City of Miami's Office of the Mayor.
Mr. Carter is a Co-Founder and serves as President of the board of Hollaback, a global movement to end street harassment and ensure equal access to public space using mobile technology. From 2009-2013, he also published Overflow a quarterly magazine about the art, culture, politics, and communities around the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York.