Emphasizing social and racial justice research, the Graduate School of Social Work leads the University of Denver in research expenditures.
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GSSW Professor Emeritus John Kayser discusses the role of historical consciousness and imagination in reckoning with our past, repairing harms, and improving how we teach and practice social work.
The Institute for Human-Animal Connection's research uses innovative approaches to answer seminal questions in the human-animal-environment interactions field. This year, our research team grew with the addition of three full-time staff positions. We produced several reports and publications, including: 10 peer-reviewed publications and 3 other publications, with 6 additional manuscripts submitted or under review.
Associate Prof. Shannon Sliva shares her ideas on restorative justice and how we can create conditions for justice and healing, creating a world that focuses on collective care as an alternative to the criminal legal system.
Professor Deb Ortega discusses key concepts of critical race theory, how it can improve understanding of social problems and development of interventions, and how it can be used to cultivate compassion.