SSWR Doctoral Student Task Force Content Information

In conjunction with the SSWR 2019 Annual Conference, we’d like to provide some information on how you can get involved in the content you’ve been reading on this blog and our Facebook page.

We are looking for contributions for both our How I Work and Doctoral Student Spotlight series. Here are brief descriptions of each series and how you can contribute:

How I Work


A series of interviews with individuals in the social work research arena about how they go about their work. We hope these interviews will give new insights to social work doctoral students and provide them a window into the lives of professors, researchers, deans, etc. Follow this template for your submission.


Doctoral Student Spotlight


A SSWR Doctoral Student Task Force series featuring research conducted by doctoral students. This series is intended to bring awareness and attention to the research being done by social work doctoral students, as well as important issues in the field. One spotlight piece will be featured each week on the SSWR Doctoral Student Member Blog & Facebook Page during the spring 2019 semester. 

We invite doctoral student members to submit a brief piece describing their research using this survey:

Eligibility Criteria:
(1) Doctoral student in a social work or social welfare program.
(2) Current SSWR member.
(3) Submission of completed piece by the collection period deadline.

COLLECTION PERIOD ENDS: February 4, 2019 at 11:59pm


If you have questions about participating in either of these series, feel free to reach out to Catherine Kramer ( or Kyle Ganson (