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Boston College School of Social Work
MSW/PhD Candidate Dedicates Her Life’s Work to Racial Healing

Melissa Bartholomew

In this Q&A, MSW/PhD student Melissa Bartholomew places into context many of her life experiences and how they have brought her to Boston College; she talks about her project to develop a model for racial trauma healing for African Americans; and she explains why social work is so critically important to eradicating racism. Read more on the Blog »

International PhD Student Builds Perspectives Across Borders

Ana Maria Vasquez, PhD Student

Ana Maria Vazquez Rodriguez is a member of the inaugural cohort of BC Social Work’s International PhD Program in Social Welfare, a unique collaboration between BCSSW and several Jesuit universities in Mexico and Chile. More about Ana Maria and the Social Welfare  PhD Program »

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Doctoral Program Faculty Mentors and Research Areas

BCSSW's faculty have expertise in a wide range of research areas.  Oftentimes, they work collaboratively with doctoral students to conduct their research.  The listings below highlight some of the faculty members currently working with doctoral students on innovative research projects. 

Learn more about our BCSSW faculty and their areas of research through the links below.