- Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration
Professor Brodkin has published widely on issues of social politics and welfare reform. Her recent publications include: "Toward a Contractual Welfare State? The Case of Work Activation in the U.S." in Contractualism in Employment Services: A New Form of Welfare State Governance (Kluwer Law International, 2005); and "Accessing the Safety Net: Administrative Barriers to Public Benefits in Metropolitan Chicago," with Carolyn Fuqua and Elaine Waxman (Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, 2005). With her co-authors, she received the 2002 Herbert Kaufman Award from the American Political Science Association for a paper entitled "Contracting Welfare Reform: Uncertainties of Capacity-Building within Disjointed Federalism."