Jennifer M. Lilly

Jenn Lilly Headshot

Assistant Professor
Email: [email protected]
Office: Lincoln Center

  • PhD in City, Culture, & Community - Social Work, Tulane University, 2020
    MSW, Loyola University Chicago, 2013
    MA in Women's Studies & Gender Studies, Loyola University Chicago, 2013
    BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Central Florida, 2007

  • Youth media

    Immigrant youth

    Sociopolitical and cultural determinants of health

    Participatory action research

    Intersectional social work

  • Jenn M. Lilly is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University. Jenn’s work focuses on storytelling for social justice with youth populations using participatory, anti-oppressive, digital media methods. She believes in the power of digital media production for self-expression and social change, and primarily works with Latinx immigrant young people to share their stories and co-produce digital media focused on topics of concern to them. Her current research engages Latina young people in co-producing a series of digital media products to promote their mental and sexual health. Before working in academia, Jenn worked in the non-profit sector for more than ten years in the U.S., Mexica, and Guatemala. As an educator, Jenn is passionate about deepening students' critical awareness of complex social problems, integrating digital media in social work education, and training the next generation of group facilitators and policy advocates!

  • Lilly, J.M., *Hillyer, J., *Jaggers, E. & *Garnigan, K. (2022). A “Totally Acceptably Racist Environment”: Examining Anti-Black Racism in a School of Social Work. Journal of Social Work Education.

    Lilly, J.M. (2022). “It Doesn’t Matter How Good the School is if You Don’t Learn to Socialize”: Latinx Students’ Testimonios of Coping with Social Isolation in High School. Children & Youth Services Review, 137(Article 106576).

    Lilly, J.M. (2022). The AltaVoces Project: A Digital Narrative Approach to Anti-Oppressive Social Work Research with Latino Youth. Qualitative Social Work.

  • Principal Investigator, Health Opportunities for Latina Adolescents and Young Adults

    Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation, Faculty Grant Program ($24,999; Funded)

  • Advanced Integrated Policy Practice

    Contemporary Social Welfare Policy

    Social Work Practice with Families and Groups across the Life Span