The CSWE Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education annually names a feminist scholarship honoree and awardee whose work has advanced feminist knowledge as it pertains to social work theory, research, practice, policy and education.
Support Mollie Lazar Charter, the 2012 Feminist Scholarship Award winner, at her 2012 APM paper presentation. Please scroll down this page for more information about Mollie.
- The Role of Stigma in Feminist Self-Identification Among Social Work Students
- Saturday, November 10, 2012: 10:15 am–11:45 am
- Capital Hilton Hotel, South American A
- This presentation will discuss social work students’ perceptions of gender-based oppression, including the likelihood of their self-identification as feminists, their perceptions of feminism, and the role played by stigma in feminist self-identification. Implications for social work education will be explored.
2012 Feminist Scholarship Honoree
This year's Feminist Scholarship Honoree is Jeane W. Anastas. She is a professor at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, its director of Strategic Planning and New Initiatives, and the elected president of the National Association of Social Workers (2011–2014). Anastas is president of the Board of Women and Social Work, Inc., which sponsors the journal Affilia. She was formerly a member of CSWE's Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education and chair of the NASW's National Committee on Women's Issues. Her most recent books are Teaching in Social Work (Columbia University Press, 2011) andDoctoral Education in Social Work (Oxford University Press, 2012).
2012 Feminist Scholarship Award Recipient
The 2012 Feminist Scholarship Award winner is Mollie Lazar Charter for her paper, The Role of Stigma in Feminist Self-Identification Among Social Work Students. Mollie Lazar Charter, MSW is a doctoral student at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Her major areas of interest are feminism, women’s issues, and social work education. She received her BA from McGill University, where she double-majored in Women’s Studies and English Literature, and she later earned her MSW from Boston University in 2008. From 2008–2010 she lived in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she engaged clients at a drop-in center for people with severe mental illness. Additionally, she was a committee member for the largest expatriate women's organization in Copenhagen; participated in an international peer supervision group comprising therapists from a variety of countries and backgrounds; wrote for the online magazine, The New Social Worker; and traveled extensively.