Dr. Donna Jeffery

Dr. Donna Jeffery
Position
Associate Professor
School of Social Work
Credentials

PhD (Education) OISE/University of Toronto, 2002

Contact
Office: HSD B332
Professional Information & Research Interests | Education | Selected Publications | Selected Grants & Awards | Recent Courses Taught

Professional Information & Research Interests

Anti-Racist and Critical Pedagogies
Social Work Education and Professional Identity
Knowledge Production and Modes of Inquiry

Education

PhD (Education) OISE/University of Toronto, 2002
M.A (Education) OISE/University of Toronto, 1994
BSW(Social Work) University of Calgary, 1988
BSc (Plant Biology) University of Calgary, 1979

back to top


Selected Publications

Books & Book Sections

  • Caitlin Janzen, Donna Jeffery, and Kristin Smith (Eds.) (In Press, 2015). Unravelling Encounters: Ethics, Knowledge, and Resistance Under Neoliberalism. Wilfrid Laurier Press.
  • Jeffery, D. (In press, 2015). Green Encounters and Indigenous subjectivity: A cautionary tale. In C. Janzen, D. Jeffery, and K. Smith (Eds.), Unravelling Encounters: Ethics, Knowledge, and Resistance Under Neoliberalism. Wilfrid Laurier Press.
  • Jeffery, D. (2009). Encountering Strangers: Teaching Difference in the Social Work Classroom. In C. Schick, J. McNinch, and L. Comeau (Eds.), "I Thought Pocahontas Was a Movie": Perspectives on Race/Culture Binaries in Education and Service Professions. University of Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre.
  • Jeffery, D., and Nelson, J. (2009). The More Things Change: The Endurance of "Culturalism" in Social Work and Healthcare. In C. Schick, J. McNinch, and L. Comeau (Eds.), "I Thought Pocahontas Was a Movie": Perspectives on Race/Culture Binaries in Education and Service Professions. University of Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre.
  • Jeffery, D. (2009). Reflections on Racial and Cultural Difference in Social Work Encounters. In S. Strega & J. Carriere (Eds.), Walking This Path Together: Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive Child Welfare Practice. Halifax: Fernwood Press.

Journal Articles

  • Jeffery, D. (2014). Environmentalism in Social Work: What Shall We Teach? Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, Published online 14 May 2014 DOI: 10.1177/0886109914533697
  • Smith, K., & Jeffery, D. (2013). Critical pedagogies in the neoliberal university: What happens when they go digital? The Canadian Geographer, 57(3), Autumn, 372-380.
  • Janzen, C., & Jeffery, D. (2013). Prescribing practice: Pharmaceuticals, children and the governance of difference. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 24(2), 117-139.
  • Jeffery, D., & Nelson, J. (2011). 'What Are We to Do About Difference'?: Philosophies, Ethics and Social Work Practice. Ethics and Social Welfare, 5(3), 247-265.
  • Jeffery, D. (2007). Radical Problems and Liberal Selves: Professional Subjectivity in the Anti-Oppressive Social Work Classroom. Canadian Social Work Review, 24(2), 125-139.
  • Jeffery, D. (2007). Managing Race in Social Work Education Policy. Journal of Education Policy, 22(4), July, 429-454.
  • Jeffery, D. (2005). What Good is Anti-Racist Social Work If You Can't Master It?: Exploring a Paradox in Social Work Education. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 8(4), 409-425.

back to top


Selected Grants & Awards

  • "Online Social Work Education in Canada: What Happens when Critical Pedagogy goes digital?", K. Smith (PI), D. Jeffery (co-applicant). SSHRC, Insight Development Grant
  • "Tracking Online Social Work Education in Canada: What Futures Exist for Critical Pedagogies?", Kristin Smith (PI) and Donna Jeffery (Research Collaborator). SSHRC Institutional Grant. (2012-2013)
  • "Ethical Encounters in the Neoliberal Era Through a Postcolonial Lens", D. Jeffery (PI). SSHRC, Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada. (2011-2012)
  • "Social Work Encounters and Strategies for Critical Antiracist Practices", D. Jeffery (PI). SSHRC, Standard Research Grant. (2008-2012)
  • UVic Faculty Research Grant, SSHRC Re-Submission. (2006, 2007)
  • "Race and Culture in Oncology Social Work", D. Jeffery (CI) and J. Nelson (CI). Ontario Breast Cancer Community Research Initiative, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. (2006)
  • "Social Workers and the Reconciliation of Social and Medical Discourses of Health", Donna Jeffery (PI). MSFHR-UVic Health Research Grant Preparation Program for New Investigators. (2004)
  • "The Petagogy of Anti-Oppression", D. Jeffery (PI). Internal Research Grant - SSHRC General Research Grant, University of Victoria. (2003)
  • "Anti-Oppressive Petagogies in Social Work Classrooms", Donna Jeffery (PI). Learning and Teaching Centre Research Grant, University of Victoria - UVIC Scholar Fund. (2003)

back to top


Recent Courses Taught

  • SOCW 543 - Theorizing Social Difference
  • SOCW 547 - A Critical History of Social Work: The Making of Citizenship and Nation
  • SOCW 512 - Knowledge & Inquiry: Re-Theorizing Social Work
  • SOCW 517 - Research Seminar
  • SOCW 580 - Research Seminar
  • SOCW 311 - Understanding Oppression
  • SOCW 319 - Research for Social Change

back to top