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Social Work

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Social Work

Faculty & Research

Kimberly Calderwood

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Director and Associate Professor

BA (Waterloo), MSW (Wilfrid Laurier), PhD (Toronto)

Peterborough, Lady Eaton College, Office N127.2, Durham, Rm. 185, 705-748-1011 ext. 7268, kcalderwood@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Direct practice methods, bereavement process, social work education

David Firang

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Assistant Professor

BA (Ghana), MA (Saskatchewan), MSW, PhD (Toronto)

Peterborough, Lady Eaton College, Office N125, 705-748-1011 ext. 7701, davidfirang@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Child welfare policy and practice, immigrant transnationalism, housing and homelessness, social diversity and anti-oppression, Afro-Canadian issues

Susan Hillock

Associate Professor

BA (Mount Allison), BSW (Saint Thomas), MEd (University of New Brunswick), PhD (Memorial)  

Faculty Member for the Department of Social Work and Graduate Studies (Education)

Peterborough, Lady Eaton College, Office S115, 705-748-1011  ext. 7741 (LEC S115) susanhillock@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Exploring equality and social justice; promoting social change; and studying how privilege and experiences of oppression play out in the classroom and in the field

Else Marie Knudsen

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Assistant Professor 

BSc (U of T), MSW (U of T), MSc, PhD (London School of Economics)

Durham, Rm. 186, 705-748-1011 ext. 5051 elsemarieknudsen@trentu.ca 

Research Interests: Criminal justice policy, penology, punishment & society, critical criminology, children of prisoners; the ‘collateral consequences’ of mass incarceration.

Read more about Else's research in the Trent Daily News. 

Marina Morgenshtern

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Assistant Professor

BSW. (Tel-Aviv University), MSW (Tel-Aviv University), PhD (Wilfrid Laurier)

Durham, Rm. 187, 705-748-1011 ext. 5020 marinamorgensthern@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Feminist intersectional analysis of oppression; immigrant families, couples and communities; critical social work practice


Carolyn Mallory

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Academic Administrative Assistant

Peterborough, Lady Eaton College, Office N124, 05-748-1011 ext. 6397, carolynmallory@trentu.ca

Sue Manahan

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Admissions/ Student Advising/ Community and Field Liaison​

BSc. (Trent), BSW, MSW (Dalhousie)

Peterborough, Lady Eaton College, Office, N127.1705-748-1011 ext. 7618, suemanahan@trentu.ca


Field Education Coordinator

Peterborough, Lady Eaton College, Durham, Rm. 187, Office, N127.1, 705-748-1011 ext. 7425