About the author: Christopher Larrison complete his undergraduate degree at Cornell University. He has worked as a social worker with children and as a VISTA volunteer working with Latino immigrants. He completed his PhD at the University of Georgia School of Social Work. Post degree he managed a 1.5 million-dollar grant investigating the impact of welfare reform in Georgia. He is currently an assistant professor at the School of Social Work in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.