PhD Alum Afkinich Honored with 2021 SSWR Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award


Jenny Afkinich, PhD, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Society for Social Work and Research Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation entitled “Social Workers and Disproportionate Minority Contact: A Mixed Methods Study.”


According to SSWR officialds, her research "was judged by members of the Society to be most deserving of this prestigious award. In conferring the award, the Society recognizes the significance of the problem addressed in her research, the rigor of the analysis, and its contribution to knowledge in social work and social welfare."


The award will be presented virtually during the SSWR Awards Presentation on Thursday, January 21, 2021.


Afkinich is a graduate of the UMSSW PhD program and currently a Lead Research Analyst at the School's Institute for Innovation and Implementation.

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