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Social Work Faculty - Dawn McCarty

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Dawn McCarty

Associate Professor and Director of the Social Work Program

Office: C-345D

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2006, I have lived and conducted research on both sides of the US-Mexico border, studying the contributing factors and the consequences of unauthorized immigration to the United States. Currently, my work and research are focused on the conditions and experiences of new immigrants now living in Houston, and on the power of cooperative and collaborative work to improve economic opportunities for women in Rural Mexico. In addition to my work as an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Houston-Downtown, I am fortunate to live part time in community as a Catholic Worker at Casa Juan Diego, where I write as a special series writer for the Houston Catholic Worker Newspaper, and work directly with Houston's refugee and new immigrant communities.​

​​University of Houston         Ph.D.                                               2002

University of Houston         MSW (Political Social Work)           1995

Lamar University                 BS (Sociology)                                1991

​McCarty , D., Cortez, D. & Bee, B.A. (2016). The empowering effects of cooperative development among Indigenous women in southern Mexico. Journal of Family Strengths, 16(2).

McCarty, D. (2013). Showdown in the Sonoran Desert by Amanda Rose (review). American Catholic Studies, 124(2),98-99.

McCarty, D. (2012). The works of mercy at a Catholic Worker House: Combining Catholic Social Teaching with social work practice. Social Work and Christianity, 39(3), 327-33.

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