Fordham Graduate School of Social Service Assistant Professor Kimberly Hudson, Ph.D., recently published two articles — one on intersectional social work practice, and the other posing questions and considerations for ongoing social work research.
The former piece, “Intersectional Social Work Practice: A Critical Interpretive Synthesis of Peer-Reviewed Recommendations,” appeared in Families and Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services. Hudson wrote that the “use of intersectionality in social work scholarship has grown tremendously” and that the article “used critical interpretive synthesis to explore how social work scholars articulate practice implications of an intersectional framework.”
Additionally, Hudson’s latter publication, “Pandemic and Protest in 2020: Questions and Considerations for Social Work Research,” appeared in Qualitative Social Work.
From the article:
In this reflexive essay we, as two non-Black qualitative social work scholars, explore some of the questions and considerations for social work research that have surfaced since the emergence of these complex social, political, and economic crises. We organize our reflection around what we study, why, and how we go about studying it. We then offer a discussion of various constraints and challenges that emerge in this type of reflective scholarly practice, including an analysis of how contexts of white supremacy culture and neoliberalism shape social work scholarship. We close the essay with a number of recommendations for further reflection for social work scholars, such as reviewing research practices, seeking external research funding, practicing reflexivity, interrogating assumptions about knowledge production, self and community care, and integrating scholarly work into social work curriculum.