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. 

2015 Feminist Scholar Award Recipient: Edith M. Freeman

The 2015 Feminist Scholar Award Winner is Edith M. Freeman, 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.

2015 Feminist Manuscript Award Recipients

Six individuals have been selected to receive the 2015 Feminist Manuscript Award.

Sarah Mountz (California State University, Northridge) for her paper “That’s the Sound of the Police: State-Sanctioned Violence and Resistance Among LGBTQ Young Adults Previously Incarcerated in Girls Juvenile Justice Facilities in New York State” The paper is based on an oral ethnography with adults aged 18–25 who were incarcerated in girls’ detention facilities in New York.

Megan Stanton (University of Pennsylvania), Sambuddha Chaudhuri (University of Pennsylvania), Toorjo Ghose (University of Pennsylvania), Rita Ray (Usha Multipurpose Cooperative Society), and Abida Begum (Usha Multipurpose Cooperative Society) for the paper “Community-Led Economic Structural Interventions: The New Frontier for Sex Workers’ Economic Empowerment,” which examines a community-led cooperative bank in Kolkata, India, via a feminist, antioppressive practice framework.