Maliha Safri is associate professor and chair of the economics department at Drew University in Madison NJ. Her published work is in the field of political economy and has appeared in Signs, Antipode, Geoforum, Organization, The Middle East Journal, and many edited book collections, including Making Other Worlds Possible; and Knowledge, Class, and Economics. Recent
research focusing on the economic geography of social and solidarity economies was supported with a set of collaborative National Science Foundation grants. Maliha has also volunteered in the domain of economic literacy for 18 years with community-based organizations, worker centers, and labor organizations and unions.