Kristin Seefeldt
Adjunct Assistant Research Scientist, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy and Assistant Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work
(734) 615-2113
2770 SSWB
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
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Research and Teaching Interests:
Gender & Family
Race and Ethnicity
Poverty and Social Welfare
Educational Background:
BA, American Government, 1990, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.;
MPP, Public Policy, 1996, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor;
PhD, Sociology and Public Policy, 2010, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Kristin S. Seefeldt's primary research interests lie in exploring how low-income individuals understand their situations, particularly around issues related to work and economic well-being. She is the author of Working After Welfare (W.E. Upjohn Institute Press), which discusses employment advancement and work-family balance challenges as experienced by former welfare recipients. Currently, she is conducting research on families? financial coping strategies during an economic downturn and is a Principal Investigator of a survey examining the effects of the recession and recovery policies on individuals? well-being. Previously, Seefeldt was an Assistant Research Scientist at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Assistant Director of the National Poverty Center, both at the University of Michigan, and an Assistant Professor at the School of Public and Environment Affairs, Indiana University. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan in Sociology and Public Policy.