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Education
PhD, University of Chicago
MA, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
BSW, Social Work, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Selected Publications
Villarreal Sosa, L., Martin. M. (2021). Constructions of Race and Equity in a Suburban School: Teachers, School Social Workers, and other School Staff as Nepantleras and Border Crossers. Children & Schools, cdaa031, https://doi.org/10.1093/cs/cdaa031
Nuckolls, R., & Villarreal Sosa, L. (2021). Human rights, collaborative advocacy, and a global approach to practice: Lessons from a field experience in Indonesia. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41134-020-00149-7
Villarreal Sosa, L., Roth, B., Rodriguez, S. (2021). Crossing borders: Exploring the role of social workers in immigrant serving schools. Social Work Research. doi: 10.1093/swr/svab011
Capano, B., Lucio, R., Villarreal Sosa, L., & Vaquera, E. (2021). The reality of the journey: What school social workers need to know about the experiences of Latinx undocumented youth. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, doi: 10.1080/15313204.2021.1964121
Dombo, E., Villarreal Sosa, L., & Sabatino, C. (2021). When a crisis becomes the new normal: Supporting children, families, and schools during and after COVID-19. Children & Schools, cdab004,
Villarreal Sosa, L., Medina, A., & McNitt, M. (2021). Challenges to Best Practices in the United States. In K. Kufeldt, B. Fallon, & B. McKenzie (Eds.), Protecting Children: Theoretical and Practical Aspects. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars.
Selected Presentations
Your guide to social work programs in Illinois. Ask an Expert Series., Ask an Expert Series MSW Online, 2021
Creating a Culture of Equity: School Social Workers, Advocacy, and Professional Ethics, School Social Work Association of America, 2021
Keynote: School Social Work with a Compass: Navigating Practice through an Equity and Anti-Racist Lens., Fairfax, VA District Public Schools, 2021
Recovering (his)stories: Social work/welfare history through Black, Indigenous, and Latinx Perspectives., University of Chicago Crown School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, 2021
Beyond Borders: School Social Workers in the Era of Immigration Enforcement., Society for Social Work Research, 2021
Awards and Grants
Service to the Profession Award, School Social Work Association of Georgia, 2019
Fulbright Specialist Award: The Development of School Social Work in Vietnam., U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, 2019
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Fellowship Grantee, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2018
Fulbright Specialist Award: The Development of Social Work Education in Azerbaijan., U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, 2017
Book of the Year Award, School Social Work Association of America, 2017

 

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