Steven Teles is Senior Fellow at the Niskanen Center and Professor of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of (with David Dagan) Prison Break: Why Conservatives Turned Against Mass Incarceration, The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement: The Battle for Control of the Law, Whose Welfare: AFDC and Elite Politics. His work has been featured in a number of outlets, including: National Affairs, The Public Interest, Democracy Journal, The American Prospect, The Nation, Washington Monthly (where he is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board), and The New Statesman. At Niskanen, Teles provides intellectual input into the full range of the Center’s research, as well as contributing to its Revitalizing Liberalism Initiative.