Katrin Kriz


Associate Professor, Emmmanuel College, Boston, USA


Katrin Križ is Associate Professor of Sociology at Emmanuel College in Boston. Katrin’s research interests lie in the areas of child welfare and poverty alleviation. Much of her research is comparative/international. She has always been intrigued by the question how states interact with disadvantaged populations in law, policy and practice. She has recently co-edited a book, Child welfare systems and migrant children (Oxford University Press, 2015) and is currently working on a book manuscript on children’s participation in child protection processes (with Marit Skivenes). She has also published on education for the children of immigrant migrant farmworkers in the United States and the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on the lives of low-income families in the United States.

Her most recent publications include:

Free, J. & Križ, K. (2016). ‘They know there is hope’: How migrant educators support migrant students and their families in navigating the public school system. Children and Youth Services Review, 69, 184-192.

Križ, K. & Skivenes, M. (2015). Child welfare workers’ perceptions of children’s participation: A comparative study of England, Norway and the United States (California). Child and Family Social Work. DOI: 10.1111/cfs.12224.

Križ, K. & Skivenes, M. (2015). Challenges for marginalized minority parents in different welfare systems: Child protection workers’ perspectives. International Social Work, 58 (1), 75-87.

Slayter, S., & Križ, K. (2015). ‘A lot of my families are scared and won’t reach out’: Fear factors and their effects on child protection practice with undocumented immigrant families. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 9 (3), 299-321.

Sykes, J., Križ, K., Edin, K, & Halpern-Meekin, S. (2015). Dignity and dreams: What the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) means to low-income families. American Sociological Review, 80 (2), 243-267.

Project: Legitimacy and Fallibility in Child Welfare Services