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Brown-Manning, Robyn | LMSW | PhD

Visiting Lecturer
Phone: (212) 396-7782
Office: 722
Email: rbrownma@hunter.cuny.edu
Areas of Expertise:
Child welfare
Family and group social work
African American families and networks of care
African American mothers raising sons
Critical, multicultural social work

Education:
Ph.D., The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
M.S.W., Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

Courses:
Introduction to Social Work (B.S.W. program, platform course)
Social Work Practice Lab (B.S.W. program)
Social Work Practice Lab (M.S.W. program)

Scholarship


Brown-Manning, R. (2013). We Don’t Give Birth to Thugs, We Give Birth to Children: The emotional journeys of African American mothers raising sons under American racism (Doctoral dissertation). Available at ProQuest Gradworks (Accession number 3561574).



Research


Dr. Brown-Manning’s current research is concentrated in two areas. Building from her dissertation, she continues to study African American families and networks of care. She takes particular interest in the emotional and social experiences of African American mothers raising young men under conditions of structural inequality. In addition to this area of inquiry, Dr. Brown-Manning also plans to pursue research on the role of physical space and environment in social service organizations and their work.