Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.
Associate Professor, School of Social Work.
Associate Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
Ph.D., Sociology and Public Policy, University of Michigan
Research Interests: Dr. 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.
Wherry, Frederick F., Kristin Seefeldt, Anthony S. Alvarez, and Jose Quinonez. 2019. Credit where it's due: rethinking financial citizenship. Russell Sage Foundation.
Seefeldt, Kristin. 2017. "Serving No One Well: TANF Nearly Twenty Years Later." Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 44(2): 3-28.
Kim, Huiyun, Sarah Burgard, and Kristin Seefeldt. 2017. "Housing assistance and housing insecurity: A study of renters in southeastern Michigan in the wake of the great recession." Social Service Review, 91(1): 41-70.
Seefeldt, Kristin. 2017. "Waiting it out: Time, action, and the process of securing benefits." Qualitative Social Work, 16(3): 300-316.
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