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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
September 25, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Marina Morgenshtern

Contract Academic Staff

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Academic Background
2013 PhD Social Work Wilfrid Laurier University
2002 MSW Tel-Aviv University, Israel
1994 BSW Tel-Aviv University, Israel
I am a social work researcher, educator and practitioner. My areas of interest include social constructivist, feminist intersectional, anti-oppressive, and antiracist approaches to social work with immigrant and ethnic minority individuals, families and groups, and the inclusion of marginalized voices into social work theory, research, and practice.
I have extensive experience teaching research and social work practice courses at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Theological Seminary, Dalhousie University, York University, University of Windsor and Renison University College. In my teaching, I rely on my social work experience with individuals, couples, families, groups and communities, where I developed culture-sensitive interventions for immigrant and ethnic minority families, provided family counseling, developed psycho-educational interventions, worked as a court officer, engaged in community development, supervised social work interns, and trained social work staff. As an instructor of research courses, it is my pedagogical agenda to make research courses exciting, relevant and important for students, to help them feel positive about research and develop their critical research skills. I model and promote the ‘do-ability’ of research. My teaching abilities have been recognized by the Anne Westhues Teaching Award, 2012.