Liz Noll

Research Affiliate, Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women

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Liz Noll is a social policy researcher concerned with the impact of institutional organization and practice on the health and welfare of women in the public sector.  Liz is a Senior Research Associate in the Institute of Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) where she works in the Student Parent Success Initiative which focuses on identifying and evaluating policy and strategies to support access and success of women raising children while in college.   Her current research critically evaluates the social and political construction of evidence by examining ways in which welfare policy and data are deployed as institutional modes of discipline that shape the agency and economic options of low-income single mothers. Liz holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Sociology from Temple University and a PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania.

Liz Noll is a social policy researcher concerned with the impact of institutional organization and practice on the health and welfare of women in the public sector.  She has a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. and B.A. in Sociology from Temple University.  Liz has been a welfare caseworker, a policy analyst, and an advocate for welfare-reliant single mothers in college.  Her current research critically interrogates the social and political construction of evidence by empirically examining ways in which welfare policy, managerial practices, and neoliberal discourse are deployed as institutional modes of discipline that shape the agency and economic options of low-income single mothers.