Social Welfare Analysis Colloquium Series

This interdisciplinary colloquium series features working papers from researchers across many fields of study, including: social work, urban planning, sociology, economics, political science, history, geography and anthropology whose work focuses on issues broadly related to social welfare, such as: health and healthcare policy, housing policy, youth development, child welfare, aging, non-profit and public organizations, workforce development, welfare policy, low-income work and family, community development, mental health and social welfare state development. Rather than narrowly focusing on a particular problem area or level of intervention this seminar seeks to engage multi-disciplinary scholarship at the policy, organizational and practice level to explore pressing social problems.

Doctoral students and faculty from area universities are welcome to join us Thursdays, 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Boston University School of Social Work in the Conant Lounge. A short wine and cheese reception will immediately follow the colloquium. Please contact faculty Co-Chairs Kate Cooney ( and Marah Curtis ( for more information.