Dr. Evelyn Brodkin is an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and she is currently serving as Hunter College’s Moses Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work for the 2015 - 2016 academic year.
Her work in public policy and management examines the history, experiences, and contradictions of U.S. efforts to address poverty and inequality. She is also a Faculty Affiliate at the National Poverty Center, a national and interdisciplinary academic research center that seeks to advance understanding of what it means to be poor in America. Her major areas of research crosscut three fields of study: social policy, street-level organizations, and welfare state politics.
Professor Brodkin has served on the editorial boards of Social Service Review, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and the Journal of Public Policy. Her work has been recognized by the American Political Science Association (Herbert Kaufman Award), the American Public Administration Association (Burchfield Award), and the Open Society Institute, where she was named a Fellow
Professor Brodkin received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.P.A. with honors from Northeastern University, and a B.S. with honors in Journalism from Boston University.