GSS faculty members Carole Cox, Ph.D., and Dana Marlowe, Ph.D. collaborated this month for an article addressing antisemitism in social work.
The article, titled “Antisemitism in social work: findings from an exploratory national survey” was published in the Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought. The national survey asked social workers to detail their experience with antisemitism in school, practice, and the community. Results showed that Jewish respondents were more aware of antisemitic incidents in the community than non-Jewish ones, but both groups agreed that the issue was a problem and should be a concern for social work as a profession.
Cox also published a study on her own that addressed antisemitism in social work. The article, titled “Antisemitism and Social Work: Challenges and Opportunities for Education and Practice,” was published in the Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. In this paper, Cox examines and explains the challenges that antisemitism poses for the profession as well as opportunities for combating it through education and interventions at all levels of practice.