Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota
BA in Political Science and Gender, Women, Sexuality Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College
Areas of Interest:Anti-Carceral Feminism, Critical Social Work, History of Social Work, Mutual Aid, Racial Justice Movements
Bethany began her career in the domestic and sexual violence field, working with youth affected by interpersonal violence. This experience catalyzed her interest in understanding social work’s intersections with community organizing and power building organizations. Before entering into academia, Bethany worked in nonprofit development for progressive political organizations. Now, she is focused on building a research agenda interrogating the praxis of social work and contemporary racial justice movements, specifically efforts to defund the police. She is currently working on a project that explores the potentials of anti-carceral social work practice.