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Incorporating Intersectionality in Social Work Practice, Research, Policy, and Education

Yvette Murphy, MSW, PhD, is assistant professor in the School of Social Work, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the coleader and cofounder of the Intersectional Research and Active Learning Team. She has coauthored several articles that critique work from an intersectional perspective.

Valerie Hunt, JD, PhD, is research assistant professor and associate director of doctoral study in the Public Policy Program at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. In addition to teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, she has focused in her research on issues of discrimination, community development and empowerment, and policymaking. Her publications examine the implications of intersectional analysis for policy development and implementation.

Anna M. Zajicek, PhD, is professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of social inequalities, social theory, and policy. She has published extensively on social inequalities and intersectionality.

Adele N. Norris, MS, is a doctoral candidate in the Public Policy Program at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She has published research on the intersectionality of social inequalities with regard to poverty and policy.

Leah Hamilton, MSW, is a doctoral candidate in the Public Policy Program at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She joined the Intersectional Research and Active Learning Team in 2007 after serving diverse families in the child welfare system for several years.

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