Katherine Reebel Collegiate Professor of Social Work, Dean and Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Professor of Anthropology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
- BA, Sociology/ Anthropology, 1969, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA;
- MA, Social Anthropology, 1970, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA;
- PhD, Social Anthropology, 1973, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Laura Lein is dean of the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Formerly professor of social work and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), she was a respected researcher and teacher from 1985 to 2008. She has served as principal investigator on multiple grants on poverty, family and women's issues, and impoverished populations in Texas.
Dr. Lein directed the Women's Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin for two terms, from 1987 to 1991, where she coordinated interdisciplinary curriculum, fund development, and new programs. She was also director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women from 1981 to 1985 and director of an interdisciplinary project on work, family interaction, and child development at the Center for the Study of Public Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1973 to 1977.
She has served on boards of many organizations, including the United Way of Texas Child Care Working Group and the National Academy of Sciences Research Council Committee on Child Development Research and Public Policy.
Dr. Lein graduated from Harvard with a doctorate in social anthropology. Her work has concentrated on the interface between families in poverty and the institutions that serve them. She is author of nine books on welfare, health care, children, and families, including Poor Families in America's Health Care Crisis (Cambridge University Press, 2006), coauthored with Ronald Angel and Jane Henrici.
|Laura Lein, Katherine Reebel Collegiate Professor of Social Work, Dean and Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Professor of Anthropology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts|
|University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|Lein, L., Angel, R., Beausoleil, J., and Bell, H. (2012). The basement of extreme poverty: Katrina survivors and poverty programs. In L. Weber & L. Peek (Eds.), Displaced: Life in the Katrina diaspora.|
|Angel, R., Beausoleil, J., Bell, H., Lein, L. (2012). The Katrina recovery and the failure of the social contract. Cambridge University Press.|
|Stephanie Gajewski, Holly Bell, Laura Lein, and Ronald J. Angel. (2011). Complexity
and Instability: The Response of nongovernmental Organizations to the
Recovery of Hurricane Katrina Survivors in a Host Community. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 40(2),
|Holly Bell, Elissa Madden, Elisa Vinson Borah, Laura Lein, and Julie Beausoleil (2010). Case Management with Hurricane Katrina survivors: Perspectives of
Case Managers and Supervisors Journal of Social Service Research 36 (3)
|Lein, L., Angel, R., Bell. H., Beausoleil, J. (2009). The state and civil society response to disaster: The challenge of coordination. Organization and Environment, 22(4), 448-457.|
|Lein, L., Murphy, K., Campillo, C. (2009). La maternidad y la pobreza en la frontera México-Estados Unidos [Parenting and poverty: Shaped by the US-Mexico borer]. UANM Press.|
|Lein, L. (2008). Child care services. Encyclopedia of Social Work. Oxford University Press.|
|Kulkarni, S., Bell, H., Beausoleil, S., Lein, L. (2008). When the floods of compassion are not enough: A nation's and a city's response to the evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 78(4), 399-425.|
|Pyels, L., Kulkarni, S., Lein, L. (2008). Economic survival strategies and food insecurity: The case of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Journal of Social Service Research.|
|Lein, L. (2007). [Review of the book Ordinary poverty: A little food and cold storage]. Contemporary Sociology, 36(1). 44-45.|
|Angel, R. J., Angel, J. L., & Lein, L. (2007). The health-care safety net for Mexican-origin families. In D. R. Crane & T. B. Heaton (Eds.), Handbook of families and poverty (pp. 395-410). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.|
|Lein, L., & Schexnayder, D. (with Douglas, K., & Schroeder., D.). (2007). Life after welfare: Reform and the persistence of poverty. University of Texas Press.|