Lecturer, Social Work
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Ann Joselynn Baltra-Ulloa (Jos Sweeney as she is also known) is a doctoral student in the School of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Tasmania, Australia. She has worked with migrants and people of refugee background in Australia for many years. Her research interests are in refugee re-settlement, decolonised social work practice, whiteness and critical race theory in social work.
Her PhD is dedicated to exploring what works and what does not work in social work encounters with people of refugee background. Both social workers and community members of refugee background are participants in this project.
She utilises participatory research methodologies in all her research activities to not only learn and facilitate community development but to also evaluate social work practices. Funded by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship and sponsored by the University of Tasmania she co-led Tasmanians Talking, which piloted action research methods of facilitating community and organisational dialogue on issues of cultural respect. Her dream is to one day learn the language of her ancestors, the Mapuche people of South America.
Authorised by the Interim Head of School, Social Sciences
15 October, 2012