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Feminist Scholarship Awards

The CSWE Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education annually names feminist scholar and manuscript awardees (formerly feminist scholarship honoree and awardee) who have advanced feminist knowledge as it pertains to social work theory, research, practice, policy and education. 

2016 Feminist Scholar Award Recipient: Halaevalu Vakalahi

The 2016 Feminist Scholar Award Winner is Halaevalu Vakalahi, professor emerita at the University of Kansas. She has taught graduate-level courses that focus on clinical practice, practice and program evaluation, school mental health, cultural competence, narrative practice, the African American family, and best practices in work with children and families.The author of 16 books, Freeman has received several honors for her teaching and research. Her numerous articles have appeared in professional journals on mental health treatment; substance abuse treatment and prevention; community development; organizational change; cultural competence, including practice with Black families; and qualitative research and evaluation. The award will be presented at the Women’s Council Networking Breakfast.

2016 Feminist Manuscript Award Recipients: Rebecca Matthew and Vanessa Bransburg

Rebecca A. Matthew and Vanessa Bransburg have been chosen as the 2016 Feminist Manuscript Award recipients for their paper “Democratizing caring labor: The promise of community-based, worker-owned childcare cooperatives.” This paper examines the social, emotional, and economic well-being of care providers prior to and following their joining a community-based, worker-owned, child-care cooperative.