She was one of ten featured faculty, students, and alumni to presenting on the theme of this year’s event, “Research and the Common Good.”
Pinderhughes Fellowship winner Victor Figuereo is now in his third year at BCSSW. He is a member of the school’s Latino Leadership Initiative, and specifically, he is part of the LLI’s Latino Research Seminar, a program designed to address the disparity of Latino professors in higher education.
The newly tenured rising star at BCSSW continues to be in demand for her unique approach to promoting effective social work with systematically oppressed populations in higher education.
Earlier this month, five BCSSW professors and one school staffer took part in the Grand Challenges for Social Work Policy Conference held at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis. They included Stephanie Berzin who presented on Policy Recommendations to Harness Technology for Social Good, and Ruth McRoy who led a discussion on how to Achieve Equal Opportunity and Justice.
In this Q&A, the CSWE’s Yolanda Padilla and Assistant Professor Rocío Calvo discuss the Center’s mission and the potential for a productive partnership with the LLI; and how both programs, working together, have the potential to contribute to a new, more culturally competent paradigm in social work education and practice.
BCSSW was well represented at this year’s SSWR Annual Meeting in Washington: 15 faculty members and 13 PhD candidates presented papers and posters or moderated at 38 different sessions over the course of the weekend, while covering a wide range of topics.
The two-year grant supports the study of BCSSW’s pioneering Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI), of which Calvo is founder and director.
Three years ago, Boston College School of Social Work Assistant Professor Rocío Calvo proposed an innovative program designed to better prepare students to work with the increasingly diverse community that is the United States, and in particular, with the largest of the nation’s minority populations, Latinos.
Over the past couple of weeks, major publications from three different continents have highlighted the research of BCSSW Assistant Professor Rocio Calvo and her work on the Resilience in Survivors of Katrina (RISK) Project, an initiative led by noted Harvard sociologist Mary Waters.