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Alma Trinidad
Alma Trinidad
  • Associate Professor
  • PhD in Social Welfare, University of Washington
  • MSW, University of Michigan
  • BSW, University of Hawai'i
PSU History

Started in Fall 2009 as an Assistant Professor in shared line with School of Social Work and University Studies.


Asian Pacific Islanders (API) children, youth, and families; community organizing; youth organizing; emerging adulthood; non-profit organizations; multicultural education & research; community based research; rural and urban macro social work; program development and evaluation; research in the area of mental health (e.g., school-based & community-based prevention programs, & multi-systemic therapy). 

Academic/Research Interests

Sociopolitical development among youth & young adults; critical pedagogies of place & social justice work; indigenization of social movements; health & mental health promotion among Asian Pacific Islanders & other marginalized populations; determinants/disparities of health & mental health with specific attention to socio-economic, cultural, & historical contexts & the dynamics between agent (individual) & structure (resources both informal & formal); culturally responsible mental health & health interventions & services that enhance positive pathways to healthy adulthood, empowerment, & resiliency; adult allies; psychopolitical validity; culturally responsible research methodologies. 

Personal Interests

Arts; scrapbooking; stamping; painting; cultural dance; travel, nature walks, singing, reading, journaling, photography; youth, social movements, place-making, oral histories.

I enjoy spending time with my kids and family, going to the movies, and checking things out in the community. 



Curriculum Vitae



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