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Colleen Lundy

Professor Emeritus

Degrees:Ph.D. (Florida State)

Research Interests

  • Radical/structural social work practice and theory
  • History of social work
  • Refugee and immigration settlement
  • Critical pedagogy/thinking
  • Human rights, social/economic justice, and social work practice

Current Research

Hearts of Freedom: The Canadian Southeast Asian Refugee Research Project, a three year funded project (2018-21)

Selected Publications

“Violence against Women: A Structural Perspective”, in Ramona Alaggia and Cathy Vine, Cruel but Not Unusual, Kitchener/Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, forthcoming 2020.

“Radical women in social work: A historical perspective from North America,” (with Therese Jennissen), Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Journal, December 2018.

“Social Justice and Implication for the Field” (with Katherine van Wormer) in Aimee Hilado and Marta Lundy (eds.) Models for Practice with Immigrants and Refugees: Collaboration, Cultural Awareness and Integrative Theory, Sage Publishers, 2018; (381-397).

Social Work, Social Justice and Human Rights: A Structural Approach to Practice, 2nd edition Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011, 384 pages.

One Hundred Years of Social Work: A History of the Profession in English Canada 1900-2000 (with Therese Jennissen), Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011, 351 pages. The book, based on SSHRC funded archival research from all provincial and university archives, the National Archives of Canada and two U.S. sites, traces the history of the social work profession and its role in social welfare developments. It is the first comprehensive history of social work in Canada.

“Introduction”, (with John Biles, Glenn Drover, Meredith Henley, Humera Ibrahim, and Miu Chung Yan),  in Special Edition on Settlement of Newcomers to Canada, Canadian Social Work journal, 12 (1) 2010: 5-15.

“Social development and human rights in periods of economic transition: Women in contemporary Russia & Cuba” (with Therese Jennissen) in Glenn Drover (Ed.) International Social Work: Canadian Contributions, Toronto: Thomson Educational Publishing, 2009, pp. 127-149.

“Social work’s Commitment to Social and Economic Justice: A Challenge to the Profession” in Nigel Hall (ed.), Social Work Around the World,  International Federation of Social Workers, and the Norwegian Institute for Applied Social Science (FAFO), July, 2006.

“Social and Economic Justice, Human Rights and Peace: The Challenge for Social Work Education in Canada and the United States (with Katherine van wormer) International Social Work 50, 6, 2007: 727-739.

Cuban Women: History, Contradictions and Contemporary Challenges (Edited with Norma Vasallo), Carleton University Graphic Services, Ottawa, November 2001, 92 pages. Published in both English and Spanish.

Affiliations/Positions Currently Held

  • Global Commissioner, Appointment on the Human Right Commission, International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
  • Society for Socialist Studies
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers
  • Advisory Board, Encyclopedia of Social Work
  • Member, International Advisory Board Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions