Dr. Susan Strega

Dr. Susan Strega
Position
Professor
School of Social Work
Credentials

PhD (Social Work) University of Southampton, 2004

Contact
Office: HSD B324
Professional Information & Research Interests | Education | Selected Publications | Selected Grants & Awards | Recent Courses Taught

Professional Information & Research Interests

Research Methodologies
Child Welfare
Sex work and the sexual exploitation of children and youth
Anti-oppressive practice and teaching

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Education

PhD (Social Work) University of Southampton, 2004
MSW (Social Work) University of Victoria, 1999
BSW (Social Work) University of Manitoba, 1976

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Selected Publications

Recent Projects

Books & Book Sections

  • Strega, S., Krane, J., Lapierre, S., Richardson, C., & Carlton, R. (2013). Failure to protect: Moving beyond gendered responses. Winnipeg: Fernwood.
  • Krane, J., Strega, S., & Carlton, R. (2013). "G-d couldn't be everywhere so he created mothers": The impossible mandate of maternal protection in child welfare (Introduction). In Strega, S., Krane, J., Lapierre, S., Richardson, C., & Carlton, R. (Eds.). Failure to protect: Moving beyond gendered responses. Winnipeg: Fernwood.
  • Strega, S. & Janzen, C. (2013). Asking the Impossible of Mothers: Child Protection Systems and Intimate Partner Violence (Chapter 3). In Strega, S., Krane, J., Lapierre, S., Richardson, C. & Carlton, R. (Eds.). Failure to protect: Moving beyond gendered responses. Winnipeg: Fernwood.
  • Strega, S. (2012). Whose failure to protect? Child welfare interventions when men abuse mothers. In Alaggia, R. and Vine, C. (Eds.). Cruel but not unusual: Violence in Canadian Families, 2nd Edition (pp. 337-370). Ottawa: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
  • Strega, S., Brown, L., Manning, E., Walmsley, C., Dominelli, L., & Callahan, M. (2012) Fathering in child welfare. In J. Ball & K. Daly, Father involvement in Canada: Diversity, renewal and transformation  (pp. 171-189). Vancouver, UBC Press.
  • Walmsley, C., Brown, L., Callahan, M., Dominelli, L., & Strega, S. (2011). Fathering and child welfare.  In K. Kufeldt & B. McKenzie (eds.) Child welfare: Connecting research, policy and practice (2nd Ed) (pp. 385-398).  Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
  • Strega, S. & Carrière, J. (Eds.). (2009). Walking this path together: Anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice in child welfare. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.
  • Strega, S. (2009). Anti-oppressive approaches to assessment, risk assessment and file recording.  In Strega, S. & Carrière, J. (Eds.). Walking this path together: Anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice in child welfare (pp. 142-157). Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.
  • Strega, S. & Carrière, J. (2009). Introduction. In Strega, S. & Carrière, J. (Eds.). (2009). Walking this path together: Anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice in child welfare (pp. 14-28). Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.
  • Brown, L., Strega, S., Dominelli, L., Walmsley, C. & Callahan, M. (2009). Engaging fathers in child welfare practice. In Strega, S. & Carriere, J. (Eds.). Walking this path together: Anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice in child welfare (pp. 238-256). Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.
  • Bastien, B., Carrière, J. & Strega, S. (2009). Healing versus treatment: Substance misuse, child welfare and Indigenous families. In Strega, S. & Carriere, J. (Eds.). Walking this path together: Anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice in child welfare (pp. 231-237). Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Strega, S., Janzen, C., Brown, L., Carriere, J., Morgan, N.J., & Thomas, R. Never innocent victims: Street sex workers in Canadian print media. (Accepted for publication, Violence against Women). 
  • Janzen, C., Strega, S., Brown, L., Morgan, J., Carriere, J., & Thomas, R. (2013). Nothing short of a horror show: Triggering abjection of street sex workers in Western Canadian newspapers. Hypatia 28 (1), 142-162. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1527-2001.2011.01256.x/pdf
  • Walmsley, C., Strega, S., Brown, L., Dominelli, L., & Callahan, M. (2009). More than a playmate, less than a co-parent: Fathers in the Canadian BSW curriculum. Canadian Social Work Review, 26(1), 73-96.
  • Strega, S., Casey, L., & Rutman, D. Sex workers addressing treatment. (2009). Women's Health and Urban Life, 8(1), 42-53.
  • Strega, S., Brown, L., Callahan, M., Dominelli, L. & Walmsley, C. (2009). Working with me, working at me: Fathers’ narratives of child welfare. Journal of Progressive Human Services 20, 72-91.
  • Brown, L., Strega, S., Callahan, M., Dominelli, L. & Walmsley, C. (2009). Manufacturing ghost fathers: The paradox of father presence and absence in child welfare. Child and Family Social Work, 14, 25-34 (One of Top 20 CFSW downloaded articles in 2009).
  • Dominelli, L., Brown, L., Callahan, M., Strega, S. & Walmsley, C. (2008). Reconfigurando a los padres: Analisis de estudios locales desde una perspectiva internacional (Reconfiguring fathers:  Interrogating local studies in an international arena), Revista Trabajo Social, 74 (August), 107-116.
  • Strega, S., Fleet, C., Brown, L. Dominelli, L., Callahan, M. & Walmsley, C. (2008). Connecting father absence and mother blame in child welfare policies and practices. Children and Youth Services Review 30 (7), 705-716.

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Selected Grants & Awards

  • "The other side of the equation: Researching male customers of street sex workers," Susan Strega (PI), Helga Halgrimsdottir, Steven Garlick. SSHRC Insight Development Research Grant. (2013)
  • "Putting it on the agenda: Health and safety priorities for street sex workers and their families," Susan Strega, Grant Holder. CIHR. (February 2012 - January 2013)
  • "Someone's mother, sister, daughter: Street sex workers, their families, and transitioning out of street sex work," Susan Strega (PI), Leslie Brown, Jeannine Carriere, Robina Thomas. SSHRC Standard Research Grant. (April 2009 - March 2011)
  • "Failure to protect: Moving beyond gendered responses." Susan Strega, Julia Krane, Simon Lapierre, Cathy Richardson. SSHRC Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada. (2010)
  • "The Motherload of blame: Failure to protect policies in Canadian child welfare law and policy." National Association of Women and the Law (Canada). (December 2009 - May 2010)

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Recent Courses Taught

  • SOCW 475 - Child Welfare Practice
  • SOCW 545 - Networks and Communities
  • SOCW 550 - Social Justice, Social Work and the Law
  • SOCW 505 - Advanced Child Welfare Seminar
  • SOCW 516 - Research Methodologies

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