Jennifer Root

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Assistant Professor Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work Waterloo, Ontario jroot@wlu.ca Office: (519) 756-8228 ext. 5458

Bio/Research

My social work path began in London, Ontario where I completed my BSW at King’s University College at Western University (2000). Next, I journeyed to the U.S. Midwest where I completed my MSW at the University of Minnesota (2002). Finally, I landed in the Toronto area where I received my PhD in S...

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Bio/Research

My social work path began in London, Ontario where I completed my BSW at King’s University College at Western University (2000). Next, I journeyed to the U.S. Midwest where I completed my MSW at the University of Minnesota (2002). Finally, I landed in the Toronto area where I received my PhD in Social Work from the University of Toronto (2014). During my doctoral studies, I completed a graduate certificate in Qualitative Health Research from the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research at the University of Toronto.

I focus on exploring issues of gender-based violence including intimate partner violence, child exposure to woman abuse, and other forms of trauma perpetrated against women and girls. I use critical, feminist and intersectional frameworks to position and explore violence in the lives of women, their family and their chosen communities. I currently focus on conceptualizations of safety among women who experience intimate partner violence. Additionally, I am interested in exploring methodological innovations with respect to interpretivist qualitative research, especially in terms of violence-related research with survivors.


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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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