Premilla Nadasen is an associate professor of history at Queens College, City University of New York. She is the author of several books on welfare, including the award winning Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States. She has published in the Journal of Policy History, Feminist Studies, Race and Reason, Feminist Formations, Working USA, and Ms. Magazine and she blogs regularly for Ms. Fellowships and honors for her work include the American Studies Association’s John Hope Franklin Book Prize, the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Article Prize, and a position as Visiting Endowed Chair in Women’s Studies at Brooklyn College. She was recently named a “Top Young Historian” by History Musings.