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Greene Saara, Associate Professor/ Undergraduate Chair of the School of Social Work

Saara Greene

Associate Professor/ Undergraduate Chair of the School of Social Work

School of Social Work

Social Psychology Program

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Research Snaps


Research and Supervisory Interests

I am interested in the social determinants of health and the impact they have on women; specifically, mothers.  My current research focuses on the impact of housing instability and homelessness on families with children who are affected by HIV.  I am particularly interested in highlighting how the intersecting issues of racism, sexism and poverty result in marginalizing HIV-positive women and their children.


  • Ph.D., Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 2004
  • M.SW., School of Social Work, McGill University, 1997
  • B.SW., Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba, 1995
  • B.A., Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba, 1993


INQUIRY 1SS3: Inquiry in the Social Sciences

SOCWORK 2BB3: Social Work & Social Welfare: Anti-Oppressive Perspectives

SOCWORK 3D06: General Social Work I

SOCWORK 4O03: Community Practice

SOCWORK 4Q03: Facilitating Anti-Oppressive Practice

SOCWORK 4R03: Social Work Practice with Women

SOCWORK 721: Community, Citizenship and Social Justice

SOCWORK 737: Critical Perspectives on Social Work Knowledge

SOCWORK 705: Directed Reading Course

SOCSCI 701: Critical Approaches to Community Based Research