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Ann Curry-Stevens
Ann Curry-Stevens


Curriculum Vitae

Role: Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., Adult Education, University of Toronto (2005) MSW, Policy & Administration, University of Toronto (1991) BA (Hons), Human Geography, Queen's University (1983)

Teaching Areas: Generalist Social Work, Advanced Community Based Practice

Experience: Community-based practice in research, education and advocacy organizations (YWCA, Centre for Social Justice, Moment Project, Metro Network for Social Justice). Prevention practice with school-aged youth (feminist anti-violence work). Traditional practice in juvenile justice & adolescent treatment. All levels of intervention: case work, group therapy, life skills, education & training, coalition, community development, research, policy, social movements, consulting, program evaluation, management, senior management, boards of directors.

Interests: Research methods: community-based participatory research; participatory action research; qualitative research; demographic dataset analysis. Social work education: anti-oppression education; popular education; pedagogy for the privileged; advocacy skills; activist practice; critical social work. Social determinants of health: health equity; income inequality; conceptual models; political determinants of health. Anti-oppressive organizational change: structural, ideological and behavioral change.

Recent Awards: 

  • 2011 Civic Engagement award winner




"Portland minorities at a disadvantage: study shows that Portland is not as progressive as it appears"
by Courtney Graham, Daily Vanguard 
May 25, 2010

"Portland State recently released a report in conjunction with the Coalition of Communities of Color that found that communities of color-including newly profiled African immigrants and Slavic communities-are substantially disadvantaged compared to their white counterparts in Multnomah County. 

 Ann Curry-Stevens, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, contributed significantly to the report with her research and worked closely with the coalition to produce what will be the first in a series of detailed profiles of Portland's disadvantaged minorities..."