Felicia Kornbluh is associate professor of history and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies at the University of Vermont. Her books include The Battle for Welfare Rights: Politics and Poverty in Modern America. Gwendolyn Mink has taught U.S. equality law, poverty policy, gender issues, and American politics for 29 years. Her books include Welfare’s End and The Wages of Motherhood. They have co-authored the forthcoming book Ensuring Poverty: Welfare Reform After Twenty Years.