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Lisa Conyers

DKT Liberty Project
Director of Policy Studies

As Director of Policy Studies at DKT Liberty Project, Lisa Conyers works on topics including welfare, inequality, and civil liberties. She has traveled the globe, reporting on welfare dependence and its effects on recipients, the relationship between religiosity and criminal behavior, the role and prevalence of violence in civil society, and the impact of health and family planning programs in the developing world. She is co-author of The Human Cost of Welfare for which she conducted more than 80 interviews with welfare recipients across the country.  She has contributed to The New York TimesLos Angeles TimesFree Inquiry and Huffington Post. She is a contributing author for Self-Control vs. Government Control, an Atlas Network anthology of essays on the subject of self-governance. She holds an undergraduate degree in American Studies from George Mason University, a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Maryland, and is a certified paralegal.