Article: Colonial Encounters: Racialized Social Workers Negotiating Professional Scripts of Whiteness. Harjeet Badwall

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OIP-7Theoretically, Harjeet’s research was anchored in race theory (critical race scholarship, post-colonial studies), post-structural feminism, and critical race scholars who utilize Foucauldian concepts of discourse, power, subject-formation, and governmentality.

Harjeet writes:  central aim was to trace the ongoing mechanisms of whiteness in social work in order to reveal the ways in which racialized bodies are regulated through discourses that re-centre whiteness within the profession. Through the use of race scholarship I examined how racism is integral to modernity and the liberal project, the formation of the state, and white dominance in social work.


Harjeet Badwall PhD

Harjeet Badwall

Harjeet Badwall is an Associate Professor at York University’s School of Social Work in Toronto, Canada.  Her areas of research focus on Race, Racism and Whiteness in Social Work, racialized and gender-based violence,  practice and theory connections, interlocking analysis of violence and oppression, and post-structural theory and – Narrative therapy, ideas and practice. Harjeet worked…


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