Faculty Directory

Victor Figuereo

Part-Time Faculty


Victor Figuereo, LCSW received his MSW at the Boston College School of Social Work (BCSSW) and is currently completing his doctoral training under the supervision of Dr. Rocío Calvo at BCSSW. Victor’s dissertation focuses on how race and nationality impact the mental health and access to healthcare outcomes of Latinxs. Through his personal experiences, research, and clinical work with diverse Latinx populations, Victor believes the process of racialization has a profound impact on the health and mental health of Latinxs. Victor aims to bridge the gap between race and immigration in social work research as a contribution to the elimination of healthcare inequities among communities of color.

Selected Publications

Figuereo, V., & Calvo, R. (in press). Latinxs Use of Traditional Health Care: The Social Network Effect. Journal of Health & Social Work.

Rosales, R., Figuereo, V., Woo, B., Cano, M., & Perez-Aponte, J. (2018). Preparing to work with Latinos: Latino-focused content in social work master’s programs. Journal of Teaching in Social Work. 38:3, 251-262, DOI: 10.1080/08841233.2018.1472175

Woo, B., Figuereo, V., Rosales, R., Wang, K., & Sabur, K. (2018). Where is race and ethnicity in social work? A content analysis. Social Work Research, svy010, https://doi.org/10.1093/swr/svy010

Selected Appointments and Awards

  • Elaine Pinderhughes Doctoral Fellowship (2016-2017)
  • Ronald E. McNair Summer Research Fellowship (2010)