Kristin Smith

MSW, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Social Work | Ryerson University


RCSIA_Kristin-SmithKristin’s research perspective draws on Foucault’s ideas about governmentality, critical race, post-colonial, queer, and feminist post-structural theories. Her research interests include the production of social work knowledge, power and subjectivities. Kristin’s current sites of interest involve neoliberal restructuring of health and social services, and the possibilities for critical pedagogy in online teaching spaces. Smith is currently Principal Investigator, along with co-investigator, Dr. Donna Jeffery (University of Victoria), on a SSHRC-funded project entitled, Online Social Work Education in Canada: What Happens when Critical Pedagogy Goes Digital? 

 


Research Projects

Kristin Smith | Online Social Work Education in Canada: What Happens when Critical Pedagogy Goes Digital?Online Social Work Education in Canada: What Happens when Critical Pedagogy goes Digital?
Principal Investigator: Kristin Smith (Ryerson University)
Co-Investigators Investigators: Donna Jeffrey (University of Victoria)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant

 

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Selected Publications

  • Smith, K. (2015). Mourning Social Welfare: Remaining Inconsolable Before History. In C. Janzen, D. Jeffery, and K. Smith (Eds.), Unravelling Encounters: Ethics, Knowledge, and Resistance under Neoliberalism. Wilfrid Laurier Press.
  • Janzen, C., Jeffery, D. and Smith, K. (Eds.). (2015). Unravelling Encounters: Ethics, Knowledge, and Resistance under Neoliberalism. Wilfrid Laurier Press.
  • Smith, K. (2015) (Revised and resubmitted). Ontario’s Child Welfare Transformation and Primary Health Care Renewal: The Allure of Change. In S. Wehbi and H. Parada (Eds.), Re-imagining antioppression social work: Reflecting on practice. Wilfrid Laurier Press.
  • Smith, K. (2015)(Revised and resubmitted). A Research Design for the “Messy Actualities” of Restructured Social Work. In H. Parada and S. Wehbi (Eds.), Re-imagining anti-oppression social work: Reflecting on research. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
  • Chambers, L., Cranmer-Byng, S., Friedman, M., Njoroge, W., Onishenko, D., Ross, M., Sibblis, C., Smith, K., and Westbrook, A. (2015). (Accepted). Redefining Boarders between Communities and the Classroom: How Community-based Social Activists can Transform Social Work Education. Engaged Scholar Journal.