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. The Collaborating Researcher participated in the Call for Papers Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? which was launched by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) in 2018 and organized by UNRISD.