Kalen Flynn

Kalen Flynn, MSW, MSSP, PhD

  • Graduate, PhD in Social Welfare

  • Assistant Professor, Jane Addams College of Social Work

Cohort: 2012-2013

Advisor: Dr. Roberta Iversen

Research Interests

Structural violence

Interpersonal violence



Young adults

Urban spaces

Dr. Kalen Flynn is Assistant Professor at the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Flynn’s practice experience includes working as a case manager with at-risk adolescents, as an advocate for juvenile justice reform, and as a researcher at the American Institutes for Research. She has worked with juvenile justice leaders across the country at all levels of government. Her professional interests include Reducing exposure to violence among adolescents and young adults; addressing symbolic, structural, and interpersonal violence; and integrating GIS and qualitative research methods. Her research focuses on youth development and the impact of exposure to violence and neighborhood conditions.


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