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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Scholarship Award

The CSWE Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (CSOGIE) is proud to announce the Eighth Annual Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Scholarship Award recipients. The award recognizes scholarship that contributes to knowledge about sexual orientation and gender identity and expression; the individual and systemic issues associated with these topics; the development of social work curriculum materials and faculty growth opportunities relevant to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression; and the experiences of individuals who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or two-spirit.

2019 Award Recipients

Santos_C-photo.jpgCarlos E. Santos is assistant professor in the University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Social Welfare. Trained at New York University and Harvard, his research draws on diverse disciplines, theories, and methods to improve understanding of how social identities (i.e., ethnic-racial, gender, and sexual minority identities) and oppressions associated with social identities (e.g., racism, heterosexism, identity conflicts) overlap and create unique conditions with implications for an individual’s development and well-being. Ultimately, he aims to translate his research into practical intervention. He has engaged in various efforts (e.g., co-edited peer-reviewed journal special issue and section, co-led study groups) to explore the applications of intersectionality to the health sciences and helping professions.
 

 

VanDaalen_R-photo.jpgRachel A. VanDaalen is a doctoral student in counseling psychology at Arizona State University. Her research interests include understanding how people experience and cope with multiple forms of marginalization (e.g., racism, heterosexism, ableism) in terms of individual well-being and group-level activism. She is also interested in connecting psychology's methodology to the work of disability studies scholars and activists to better understand the implications of different conceptualizations of disability and neurodiversity. In addition to research, she has been engaged in clinical practice in a variety of settings.



 

Award Requirements

CSWE members are invited to submit relevant scholarly papers for consideration. CSOGIE particularly encourages submission of manuscripts that do the following:

  • Further the development and availability of social work education curriculum materials related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression
  • Provide faculty development opportunities related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression
  • Identify and critically analyze policies, procedures, or activities that impede full and affirming participation in CSWE and social work education of students and faculty who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or two-spirit
  • Facilitate development of leadership in faculty who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or two-spirit
  • Advance knowledge of affirming, innovative, and effective social work practices and educational models related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression
  • Explore ethics and social justice for social work practice with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or two-spirit individuals
  • Address historical aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression in the social work profession
  • Promote strategies for understanding the intersections of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression with race, class, culture, disability, age, and other identities
  • Explore international aspects of social welfare for persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and expression
  • A copy of your scholarly paper as a Word document with all identifying information removed, including references to location and institutional affiliation  
  • A separate title page showing the name, credentials, affiliation, and e-mail addresses of all authors and identifying the corresponding author

At least one author of the paper must attend the award presentation during the LGBT Caucus/CSOGIE Reception at the 2019 Annual Program Meeting in Denver, CO.

Frequently Asked Questions

Review the FAQ page to learn more about the SOGIE Scholarship Award.