Antonia Alvarez

Antonia Alvarez

PhD Student

  • Doctoral Students
  • Graduate School of Social Work


community organizing and community development, culturally-responsive practice, disparities, indigenous and native peoples, LGBTQIA, mental and behavioral health, race and ethnicity, suicide and suicide prevention, trauma, violence

Professional Biography

A queer feminist mestiza Pinay scholar and mother, Antonia R.G. Alvarez, LMSW, is in the third year of her doctoral studies at the University of Denver. She is committed to liberatory research and community-based practice with LGBTQI/Two-Spirit/Mahu communities of color. Using arts and culture-based interventions, her work emphasizes healing and protecting from suicidality. Alvarez received her MSW from the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan and is a licensed social worker in Hawaii.



  • MSW, University of Michigan

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