Dr Faiza Shaheen is an economist, blogger and activist. She has published a range of materials related to the most salient social and economic debates of our times, including inequality, austerity, immigration, youth unemployment and social mobility. Faiza is currently the Director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class). Class is a think tank and space for Left debate, it’s aim is to develop new analysis and policy solutions which are grounded in the realities of everyday people’s lives. Faiza’s previous roles include Head of Inequality and Sustainable Development at Save the Children UK and Senior Researcher on economic inequality at New Economics Foundation. Faiza was born and grew up in East London.