Rodriguez, Maria Y. | MSW | PhD

Assistant Professor
Phone: (212) 396-7781
Office: 441
Email: mr3284@hunter.cuny.edu
Areas of Expertise:
Algorithmic Decision Making in Human Services
Demography (CIDR Faculty affiliate)
Computational Social Science
Social Media for Social Work Research
Community organizing
Federal Housing Policy

Education:
Ph.D., University of Washington, School of Social Work
M.S.W., University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice

Courses:
Social Welfare Policy and Services I
Community Organizing I
Community Organizing II

Scholarship

Rodriguez, M. Y., Ostrow, L., & Kemp, S. P. (2016). Scaling Up Social Problems: Strategies for Solving
Social Work’s Grand Challenges. Research on Social Work Practice, DOI: 1049731516658352.

Rodriguez, M. Y., De Candia, T. & Pree, L.. (2017, December) “Evaluating Predictive Algorithms
for Racial Equity: A Case Study of the NYC Administration for Children’s Services”. White paper
for the Workshop on Trustworthy Algorithmic Decision-Making, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.

Rodriguez, Maria Y. (2014). “¿Podemos Darnos el Lujo del Sueño Americano? Can we afford the
American Dream?” University of Minnesota: Hubert Project. Url: http://www.hubertproject.org/hubert-material/354/.

Rodriguez, M.Y. & Shelton, J. Social Media and Social Work. (Accepted: Oxford Encyclopedia of Social Work)


Research

Dr. Rodriguez’ current research focuses on two main areas:

  • Understanding the impacts of algorithmic decision-making in human services (with particular attention to racially marginalized groups)

  • Using Twitter data to understand the lived experience of marginalized communities in the United States as amplified by digitally networked social movements