Julie Matthaei is a Professor of Economics at Wellesley College, where she teaches courses on feminist economics and the political economy of gender, race, and class. She has been active in feminist, peace, ecology, LBGTQ, and anti-racist movements, and co-founded the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network. Matthaei. She is the author of An Economic History of Women in America and From Inequality to Solidarity: Co-Creating a New Economics for the Twenty-First Century; the co-author, with Teresa Amott, of Race, Gender and Work; and the co-editor of Solidarity Economy: Building Alternatives for People and Planet. She holds a PhD in economics from Yale University.