Blanca Ramos

Examines cross-cultural social work, gerontology, and domestic violence with focus on U.S. Latinos

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Blanca Ramos

Associate Professor
School of Social Welfare
Department: Social Welfare

Expertise:
Immigration; Latino aging community; Hispanic cultures in the U.S.; cross-cultural social work

Campus phone: (518) 442-5365
Campus email: bramos@albany.edu

Biography:

Ramos' scholarly interests are centered on cross-cultural social work, gerontology, and domestic violence with a focus on US Latinos. She holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies. She teaches courses on clinical social work, diversity, immigrants, Hispanic cultures in the U.S., and research in Latino communities. Her international work includes partnership building with higher education institutions and communities and with the national association of social workers in Peru.

Dr. Ramos serves on a variety of local, regional, and national boards and commissions and has extensive experience as a practitioner and community organizer. She is past First Vice President of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and has served in the National Board of the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research. She is a current member of the editorial board of Social Work and the NASW National Committee on Inquiry.