2018 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. 

2018 Feminist Scholar Award Recipient

Judy_Postmus.pngThe 2018 Feminist Scholar Award Winner is Dr. Judy L. Postmus. Dr. Postmus is a professor and associate dean for Faculty Development and Strategic Initiatives at Rutgers University's School of Social Work. She is also the founder and former director of the Center on Violence Against Women & Children. Her research is on physical, sexual, and economic victimization experiences of women with her most recent attention given to developing a Violence Against Women Research Consortium, funded by the National Institute of Justice (2016-MU-CX-K011). She has given many local, national, and international presentations on the impact of policies and interventions for survivors of violence. Her work is strongly influenced from her 20 years as a practitioner and administrator.

2018 Feminist Manuscript Award Recipient

Sara Matsuzaka was chosen as the 2018 Feminist Manuscript Awardee for her paper "Trans Feminine Sexual Violence Experiences: The Intersection of Transphobia and Misogyny." Sara Matsuzaka is a licensed clinical social worker and adjunct instructor/PhD student at Fordham University. She currently instructs Fordham MSW students in courses such as Clinical Practice With Abusers of Alcohol and Other Substances and Clinical Social Work with the LGBTQ+ Population. Her research interests include the application of an intersectional lens to understanding and addressing substance misuse, health, and mental health disparities among sexual and gender minority populations. Sara received her MSW from Florida Atlantic University and her BA in sociology from Tufts University.