Kristin S. Seefeldt is Assistant Professor of Social Work, Adjunct Assistant Research Scientist and Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. Her 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.
She is the author of Working After Welfare (W.E. Upjohn Institute Press), which discusses employment and work-family balance challenges among former welfare recipients, and a co-author of America's Poor and the Great Recession (Indiana University Press).