Kim Phillips-Fein is a historian and associate professor at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. Her B.A. is from the University of Chicago (1997) and her Ph.D. from Columbia University (2005). She is the author of two books, Invisible Hands: The Businessmen's Crusade Against the New Deal (W.W. Norton, 2009) and Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics (Metropolitan Books, 2017). She has been a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, and she is currently a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. Her reviews and writings have appeared in The Nation, The Baffler, Bookforum, the Journal of American History and many other publications.