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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 22, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Laura Mastronardi


Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-1970 ext.5228

Office Location: FSW-316

Academic Background

BA (Queen’s), MSW (McGill), Doctoral Candidate (McGill)


Laura teaches in the individuals, families, and groups concentration and in the Aboriginal Field of Study. Her practice experience includes child welfare, adult & children’s mental health, and community organizing and development. Laura is presently completing an interdisciplinary doctoral program of study (education & social work) where her research focuses on barriers to the development of a decolonized pedagogy for social work education.

Her teaching and research interests include diversity, marginalization and oppression; critical, Indigenous and anti-oppressive approaches to social inquiry; anti-racist & anti-colonial social work and educational praxis; the fit between indigenous and western knowledge in social work practice and education; and community-based alternatives for child protection and mental health services.