The International Education (PIE) Award program honors the contribution of US social work faculty members, social work students, and organizations as partners in advancing education for international social work. The PIE Award is given in recognition of conceptual, curricular, and programmatic innovations in education for international social work.
Dr. Bragin was selected in recognition of innovations in decolonizing US curricula, ensuring that students learn from thought leaders from Black, Indigenous, and other communities throughout the Global South. She is recognized for her innovative participatory methodologies in curriculum research widely used to combat the dangerous practice of exporting Euro-American social work systems and standards by providing convenient methods of design, monitoring, and evaluation in local context. Her methods have become a global model to advance social work education and practice in culturally humble, effective, and sustainable ways.