Patrina Duhaney, PhD

Professor University of Calgary (Canada)

Patrina Duhaney, PhD

Professor University of Calgary (Canada)


Naming and calling out whiteness and white supremacy are necessary to dismantle systemic anti-Black racism.

Dr. Patrina Duhaney is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. Her research grapples with issues related to race, racism, victimization and criminalization and is informed by critical race theory, critical race feminism and anti-racism.

Dr. Duhaney has over 14 years of experience working as a social worker, counsellor and front-line worker with various marginalized populations including women who have been abused, youth in conflict with the law, and adults with various disabilities and mental health concerns. In an effort to center Black experiences and perspectives and confront anti-Black racism, Dr. Duhaney is actively involved in various initiatives across the university and in the community.


Duhaney, P., & El-Lahib, Y. (Under Review). Dismantling white supremacy in social work classrooms: The politics of resistance from within.

Duhaney, P. (Under Review). Victimized and criminalized: Black women’s experience of intimate partner violence.

Duhaney, P. (Under Review). Black women’s experiences with the police in the context of intimate partner violence.

Duhaney, P. (Under Review). Insights Gained Conducting Intimate Partner Violence Research with Black Women.

Duhaney, P. (2018). Crime in America. In R.M. Lawson (Ed.), Race and Ethnicity Encyclopedia. (Vol. 4). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Publishing.

Duhaney, P. (2017). A critical race feminist perspective on racialized women’s experiences of intimate partner abuse. In Walklate, S. (Ed.), Handbook of victims and victimology 9 (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.

Duhaney, P. (2017). Racing it in academia: Dear Director of the School of Social Work. In Harris, M., Sellers, S. L., Clerge, O., & Gooding Jr. F. (Eds.), Stories from the front of the room: How higher education faculty of colour overcome challenges and thrive in the academy. Toronto: Rowan and Littlefield.

Duhaney, P. (2013). Why is our education still guilty of whiteness? In, Macionis, J. (Ed). Seeing Ourselves. (4th ed.). Pearson Canada Inc.

Duhaney, P. (2010). Why is our education system still guilty of whiteness? Canadian Social Work Review, 27 (1), 95-111.

source: University of Calgary

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