Shirley Gatenio Gabel

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Professor and Mary Ann Quaranta Chair for Social Justice for Children
Phone: 212-636-6659
Email: [email protected]
Office: Lincoln Center 717C

  • BA, Bryn Mawr College

    MS, MPh, PhD, Columbia University

  • International comparative child and family policy

    Early childhood programs and policies

    Implementation of public policies

  • Dr. Shirley Gatenio Gabel is a Professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service. Dr. Gatenio Gabel’s research focuses on human rights and social policies, particularly those affecting children. Dr. Gatenio Gabel has served as a consultant to UNICEF and UNESCO on child poverty and advocacy strategies, and social protection in developing countries. She represents the International Association of Schools of Social Work at the United Nations and is co-chair of Social Work Day at the United Nations. Dr. Gatenio Gabel was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Bulgaria in 2005-06 and a Fulbright specialist in 2014 to Argentina. She is a member of CSWE’s Board of Directors, chairs CSWE’s Commission on Global Education, is a Board member of the Katherine A. Kendall Institute and member of the International Network on Leave Policies and Research.   She is the editor of a book series on rights-based approaches to social work practice (Springer, 2015-16), authored A Rights-Based Approach to Social Policy, and is the co-founder/co-editor of the new Journal on Human Rights and Social Work.

  • Gatenio Gabel, S. and Kamerman, S.B. (in press). A global review of new risks and new responses for children and their families. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 3(1).

    Gatenio Gabel, S. (2009). The great divide: The marginalization of young Roma children in Bulgaria. International Journal of Social Welfare. (Published online March 2008).

    Kamerman, S. B. and Gatenio Gabel, S. (2007). Social protection for children in low and middle–income countries in Asia. Malaysian Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 1, July.

    Kamerman, S. B. and Gatenio Gabel, S. (2007). Early childhood education and care in the United States: An overview of the current policy picture. International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 1(1), November.

    Gatenio Gabel, S. and Kamerman, S.B. (June 2006). Investing in children: Public commitment in 21 industrialized countries, Social Services Review, 80 (3), 239-266.

    Books and Book Chapters

    Gatenio Gabel, S. and Kamerman, S.B. (in press). Effective policy writing for diverse Audiences. In B. Simon and W. Green (Eds.) Columbia University guide to socialwork writing in the 21st century, Columbia University Press.

    Meyers, M. and Gatenio, S. (in press). Child care in the New York welfare state. In I. Garfinkel and M. Meyers (Eds.) The welfare state of New York City. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

    Kamerman, S. B. and Gatenio Gabel, S. (2007). Social protection for children and their families: A global overview. In A. Minujin, (Ed.) Social protection initiatives for children, women, and families: An analysis of recent experiences (pp. 91-127). The New School for Social Research and UNICEF.

    Kamerman, S.B. and Gatenio, S. (2003). Overview of current policy context. In D. Cryer and R. Clifford (Eds.) Early childhood education and care in the United States. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.

    Gatenio, S., Kahn, A.J., and Kamerman, S.B. (2002). Profile of child and family benefits in the United States. In J. Bradshaw and N. Finch (Eds.) A comparison of child benefit packages in 22 countries (pp. ). UK: Department for Work and Pensions.