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Fordham Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) offers programs and classes in three convenient campus locations.

GSS News

Cox and Maschi Publish New Book on Human Rights and Social Justice

Cox and Maschi Publish New Book on Human Rights and Social Justice

Fordham GSS Professors Dr. Carole Cox and Dr. Tina Maschi have recently published their latest book, Human Rights and Social Justice: Key Issues and Vulnerable Populations. Throughout the book, contributors focus on oppression and multiple forms of disadvantage and discrimination based on a person’s identity and social location in order to develop a framework to […]

Jemel Aguilar Presents at 2022 International Conference on Stigma

Jemel Aguilar Presents at 2022 International Conference on Stigma

Fordham GSS Associate Professor Jemel Aguilar, Ph.D., presented today at the 2022 International Conference on Stigma, hosted by Howard University. Aguilar’s presentation was titled “International Session” and took place from 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Read more about the Howard University Stigma Project below: About Howard University Stigma Project The Coalition for Elimination of AIDS-related Stigma […]

Rahman, Ross Present at 2022 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

Rahman, Ross Present at 2022 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

Fordham GSS faculty members Rahbel Rahman, Ph.D., and Abigail Ross, Ph.D., presented their research on November 6 as part of the 2022 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo. The presentation, titled “Predictors to service integration by Community Based Providers in New York State offering maternal and infant services”, examined data from Community Health […]

Social Work Entrepreneurs: Celebrating 10 Years of GSS Students’ Success With the Fordham Foundry

Social Work Entrepreneurs: Celebrating 10 Years of GSS Students’ Success With the Fordham Foundry

As a budding social worker getting their MSW, you’re looking forward to a life in service of others. In your career, you will help make the changes your community needs to provide a better future for those who come next. To accomplish this, your options are unlimited: maybe you want to work in a nonprofit […]

Alleyne-Green to Speak to Columbia Health for Relationship Violence Awareness Month

Alleyne-Green to Speak to Columbia Health for Relationship Violence Awareness Month

Fordham GSS Associate Professor Binta Alleyne-Green is set to speak to Columbia Health on November 9 at 11:30 a.m. as a part of its Relationship Violence Awareness Month event series. Alleyne-Green will give a presentation titled “The Intersection of Reproductive Justice and Gender-Based Violence: A Discussion on the Impact of Violence on the Reproductive Health […]

GSS Alumna Receives NASW Social Work Pioneer Award

GSS Alumna Receives NASW Social Work Pioneer Award

On October 15, Dr. Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, GSS ‘72, was honored in Washington, D.C. as a Social Work Pioneer by the National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF). Straussner was elected by her peers based on her 40+ years of achievements in the social work profession.  Straussner is a recently-retired professor at the New […]

Event: The Ongoing Challenges for All Women and Girls During a Time of Unrest: A Human Rights Perspective

Event: The Ongoing Challenges for All Women and Girls During a Time of Unrest: A Human Rights Perspective

The Ongoing Challenges for All Women and Girls During a Time of Unrest: A Human Rights Perspective When: Friday, November 18, 2022 | 5– 7 p.m. ET Friday, November 18, 2022 Where: Zoom Webinar Register to attend online As society continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and other world events, it is beneficial to take […]

GSS CSWE APM 2022 Presentations

GSS CSWE APM 2022 Presentations

In just two weeks, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) will hold their Annual Program Meeting (APM) in Anaheim, California. APM is the preeminent annual meeting for social work educators, students, deans, and directors worldwide. Each year the APM brings together more than 2,500 individual members as well as the largest gathering of graduate […]

“We Are Not Taking a Backseat”: Health Social Workers’ Perspectives on COVID-19 Response and Recovery

“We Are Not Taking a Backseat”: Health Social Workers’ Perspectives on COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Fordham GSS Associate Professor Abigail Ross, Ph.D., has published research describing the experiences of pediatric healthcare social workers during the first acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The article, titled “‘We Are Not Taking a Backseat’: Health Social Workers’ Perspectives on COVID-19 Response and Recovery”, was published in Health & Social Work. We interviewed Dr. Ross […]

Race, Masks, Residency and Concern Regarding COVID-19 Transmission

Race, Masks, Residency and Concern Regarding COVID-19 Transmission

Four Fordham GSS faculty members have published research exploring the sociodemographic predictors for concern regarding COVID-19 transmission, and how these factors interact with the identities of others. Assistant Professor Sameena Azhar, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor Rahbel Rahman, Ph.D., Associate Professor Laura Wernick, Ph.D.; and Professor Tina Maschi, Ph.D., all served as co-authors on the study, titled […]