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Kristin Seefeldt

Associate Professor of Social Work; Associate Professor of Public Policy;
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. Currently, she is conducting research on families’ financial coping strategies and is a Principal Investigator of a survey examining the effects of the recession and recovery policies on individuals’ well being.
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Community in crisis: Black churches expand services

Nov 2, 2021
Jean Sherman got a call from a friend during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic telling her about a church nearby where she could get the vaccine. The Detroit resident also found out that the Historic King Solomon Baptist Church helped people...
In the Media

Boost in SNAP benefits will help those most in need says Seefeldt

Sep 2, 2021 WXYZ Detroit
Starting Oct. 1, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be giving recipients a large increase in benefits that Kristin Seefeldt, associate professor of social work and public policy, says will help those most in need.  “We’ve...

Michigan's unemployed struggle to access state system

May 20, 2020
Kristin Seefeldt, associate professor of social work and public policy and faculty by courtesy at the Ford School, says Michigan’s unemployment system was never set up to handle severe drops in unemployment. In an article on Mlive May 15, she was...
Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

Terri Friedline: Why Financial Technology Won’t Save a Broken System

Oct 15, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Terri Friedline will discuss her book, Banking on a Revolution: Why Financial Technology Won’t Save a Broken System, which takes a critical look at advancements in financial technology (“fintech”) in the banking and financial industries.
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Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

Jeremy Levine: Constructing Community

Oct 1, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Jeremy Levine will discuss his book, “Constructing Community: Urban Governance, Development and Inequality in Boston,” which explores the complexities of neighborhood redevelopment in Boston.
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