Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, PhD


Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, Ph.D., MA, LCSW, is a professor, director of the BSW program, member of the Puerto Rican/Latin@ Studies Project, and chair of the Human Oppression Curriculum Unit at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Her research and scholarship are focused on shifting how people think about the social world in order to impact practice and action that leads to social justice. Her interests include the use of intersectionality and coloniality of power to frame the various social forces that perpetuate and maintain oppression. She utilizes intergroup dialogue, critical realism, and critical consciousness development as a means to engage individuals and groups in advocacy and activism. Similarly, her teaching and consulting interests are focused around issues of oppression, power, privilege, implicit bias, intersectionality, culture, social identity and stigma. In the MSW program, she currently teaches the human oppression, health disparities, and Holocaust travel study courses; as well as two advanced-level courses in individuals, groups, and families. In the BSW program she teaches the social justice and dialogue course. She is one of the co-authors of the upcoming third edition of “Racism in the United States: Implications for the Helping Professions,” to be released in 2021.

Research Interests

Effects of Racism and Discrimination on Health/Mental Health
Intersectinality and Cultural Responsiveness
Inplicit Bias
Inequities in Child Welfare
Cross-racial Dialogue

Curriculum Vitae

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Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, PhD
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