Diana Melendez, LCSW

Diana (she|her|hers) is currently a 3rd year PhD Social Welfare student at the CUNY Graduate Center. She teaches as an adjunct lecturer with schools of social work including the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter, Columbia School of Social Work and the Silver School of Social Work at New York University. She is also a Fellow with Social Change Agents Institute and working towards a Certificate in Interactive Pedagogy and Technology Certificate at the Graduate Center. Diana's background is in social work, social work training and education, family therapy and community organizing.

Diana's interests include liberation-based scholarship and practices that move towards systemic equity. Central to her work are critical consciousness-raising and collective-building processes across intersectionality. Diana's research interests focus on exploring opportunities for liberatory pedagogy within social work higher education.

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