Dr. Lea Caragata
Associate Dean PhD Program, Professor (Faculty of Social Work); Academic Integrity Advisor (Waterloo Campus)
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Phone: 519-884-1970 ext.5219
Fax: 519 888 9732
Office Location: FSW-306
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1997 PhD University of Toronto
Faculty of Social Work
Thesis: "Civil Society as Shadowland: Mediations among Structure Agency and Space"
1985 McMaster University
Master of Arts, Social Welfare Policy
1975 University of Regina
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Dr. Caragata teaches in the areas social policy and community development. Her doctoral teaching includes epistemology and the production of knowledge.
Areas of research and specialization include marginalization and oppression, most recently focussed on labour market changes and welfare state retrenchment.
Dr. Caragata's academic work follows extensive practice experience including grassroots community organizing, social housing development, public policy coordination and public administration.
Dr Caragata has been the Principal Investigator on a Community University Research Alliances (CURA) project "Lone Mother's: Building Social Inclusion" which has been funded by SSHRC. See below and the attached link for further project information. Headline
Lea's most recent SSHRC funded research examines resilience in low income lone mothers and explores individual, familial, community and structural factors that mediate risk and adversity.