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. Her current book project, The Reform Imagination: How Eugenics Built the Southern Welfare State, demonstrates the lasting influence of eugenics in shaping welfare policies and conceptions of citizenship. She also directs the UNC Public Policy Capstone program, facilitating the work of student teams who do policy analysis for non-profits and government agencies.