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Teaching Associate Professor of Public Policy

Anna Krome-Lukens completed her PhD in U.S. History at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the history of social welfare and public health policies, particularly the history of North Carolina’s eugenics and social welfare programs in the early 20th century. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled The Reform Imagination: Eugenics and the Welfare State in the South, which demonstrates the lasting influence of eugenics in shaping welfare policies and conceptions of citizenship. Her article manuscript, “The Newest Science: The Appeal of Eugenics in the Progressive-Era South,” was a finalist for the 2014 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award from the Organization of American Historians.