Yoosun Park, MSW, PhD

Yoosun Park, MSW, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Research Interests

    Critical history of social work

    Historical and contemporary immigration

    Discourse Analysis

    Critical theories and methodologies for social work research and education

    Prior to her appointment to SP2’s faculty, Dr. Park held the position of associate professor at the Smith College School for Social Work. She received her MSW and PhD in Social Work from the University of Washington. From 2003-2005, she was an assistant professor at Columbia School of Social Work. A theory driven social work scholar, Park’s work is framed within the broad substantive area of immigration and is informed by poststructuralist theories of discourse and methods of inquiry. Her writing explores, among other things, the history of social work. Her historical scholarship includes the study of past practices, in order to illuminate present day problematics in social work practice, research, and education. Park has built a successful program of innovative scholarship that significantly extends the body of social work knowledge. She has worked in collaboration with researchers in multiple disciplines to produce scholarship that has great potential to shape disciplinary and societal policies on work with immigrant and other marginalized communities.



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    3701 Locust Walk, Caster Building
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214



    Standing Faculty | Faculty


    MSW | MSSP | PhD

    Research Areas(s)

    Identity, Immigration, Racism