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Jennifer M. Lilly

Jennifer M. Lilly


Assistant Professor
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

Research Interests

Latinx, Indigenous, and migrant populations
Global social work practice
Sociopolitical and cultural determinants of health
Digital narrative methods
Critical social work


Jennifer 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 Latinx and Indigenous communities using participatory, community-engaged, and anti-oppressive methods. Her current research uses critical theories to examine the sociopolitical and cultural determinants of health amongst Latina young people in the U.S. Before working in academia, Jenn worked in the non-profit sector for more than ten years, developing and implementing culturally sensitive programs and policies, community organizing for immigrants rights, and supporting Indigenous youth-led initiatives in rural Guatemala. As an educator, Jenn is passionate about deepening students' critical awareness of complex social problems. She currently teaches Social Work Practice with Families and Groups across the Life Span.