Assistant Prof. Sophia Sarantakos focuses their research, writing and organizing on how professionalized social-change work — including social work — can be shaped to serve an abolitionist horizon.
Prof. Jenn Bellamy works to advance social and racial justice in social work practice and in social work education and research — both within the school and in the broader academy.
Assistant Professor Erin Harrop works to increase awareness of weight stigma in social work.
Associate Professor Ramona Beltrán highlights the role of storytelling in articulating creative responses to pressing issues, including historical trauma and healing.
Assistant Professor Kaipeng Wang works to understand how social determinants such as discrimination contribute to health and mental health disparities among ethnic minorities and immigrants, particularly older adults.
GSSW Research Professor Kevin Morris discusses how the Institute for Human–Animal Connection advances social justice and human health and well-being through research into human–animal–environment interactions.
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.
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.