People

Headshot of Lauren Ferreira Cardoso

Lauren Ferreira Cardoso, MSW

  • Candidate, PhD in Social Welfare

Cohort: 2013-2014

Advisor: Dr. Susan Sorenson

Research Interests

Gender-based violence

Women and girls’ safety and mobility

Technology as a tool for violence prevention, perpetration, and documentation

Women’s reproductive health

Qualitative and quantitative methodologies

Lauren Ferreira Cardoso is a doctoral candidate in SP2’s PhD program in Social Welfare. Her research focuses on violence against women (VAW). She has specific interests in the structural factors that contribute to VAW, women’s safety and mobility, and the role of technology in preventing, documenting, and perpetrating VAW. Prior to entering the PhD program, Lauren conducted program evaluations for NGOs in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka. Lauren received her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and Bachelor’s degree in Literatures and Cultures in English from Brown University.

SP2 News

Dr. Jerri Bourjolly

Faculty & Research, Student Life

SP2 Task Force on Race and Social Justice

Earlier this year, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) launched the SP2 Task Force on Race and Social...

SP2 alumna Xiaorui Hou

Alumni Stories

MSSP Alumna Shares United Nations Internship Experience

Ever since she was an undergraduate student, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) alumna Xiaorui Hou, MSSP ‘19,...

School of Social Policy & Practice sign on the Caster Building seen with pink azaleas.

Faculty & Research

Two SP2 Faculty Members Receive Promotions

In recognition of their exemplary contributions to research and pedagogy, two standing faculty members from Penn’s School of Social Policy...

Rachael Neff

Alumni Stories

SP2 Alumna Named Southeast Division Representative of NASW-PA

Rachael Neff, a 2004 alumna of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy &...

Discover More