Alice O’Connor holds a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. Her primary focus lies in modern U.S. history and public policy. Her books include Social Science for What?: Philanthropy and the Social Question in a World Turned Rightside Up, Poverty Knowledge: Social Science, Social Policy and the Poor in 20th Century U.S. History, Urban Inequality: Evidence from Four Cities (co-edited with Chris Tilly and Lawrence Bobo), Poverty in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Policy, and Politics(co-edited with Gwendolyn Mink).
EH Course: American Urban History