Kathryn Edin is the co-author, with H. Luke Shaefer, of $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $2 a Day was awarded the Hillman Prize for Book Journalism and was shortlisted for the Robert F Kennedy Book Award.
Her other books include Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood before Marriage, written with Maria J. Kefalas. Published by the University of California Press, the book is the winner of the William G Goode Book Award.
One of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, Kathy is professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University. She serves on the Department of Health and Human Services advisory committee for the poverty research centers at Michigan, Wisconsin, and Stanford. A founding member of the MacArthur Foundation-funded Network on Housing and Families with Young Children and a past member of the MacArthur Network on the Family and the Economy, she became a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences in 2014.
Kathy’s current project, The Injustice of Place, written with Luke Shaefer and Timothy Nelson, was published by Mariner Books in 2023.