Karen is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also earned her J.D. This year she is a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in legal history at New York University School of Law. She is interested in twentieth-century legal history, with a focus on social welfare programs, welfare rights, and the rise of the administrative state. Her Ph.D. dissertation is "Securing a Right to Welfare: Public Assistance Administration and the Rule of Law, 1938-1960." Her publications include Flemming v. Nestor: Anticommunism, the Welfare State, and the Making of "New Property," which appeared in the Law and History Review.
Karen is a Member of the Board of the American Society for Legal History. At Penn, she received a Dean's Scholar award from the School of Arts and Sciences in recognition of her academic performance and intellectual promise.
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