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Barbara Heron

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School of Social Work

Professor

Office: Ross Building, S823
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 20087
Email: bheron@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.Atkinson.yorku.ca/~sowk/faculty/bheron.html

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto
Master of Social Work, University of Toronto
Bachelor of Arts, McGill University

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Editorial Positions
2004 - 2009 International Advisory Board Member, Journal of Reflective Practic
2004 Reviewer, Journal of Social Problems

Professional Associations
2000/01 – present Member, CASSW International Affairs Committee
2004/05 – present Member, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development
2005/06 – present Member, Canadian Women’s Studies Association

Research Interests

, Social construction of helping identities, critical race theory, interlocking systems of oppression, North-South relations of power, international social work, Social Work

Current Research Projects

Creating Global Citizens? The Impact of Learning/Volunteer Abroad Programs

    Description:

    This project is looking at: (1) whether 3-6 month placements really do make young Canadians into "global citizens" and, (2) what impact these short stays have on the organizations and communities that host Canadians and other Northerners. South Africa, Malawi, Peru, Guatemala, Jamaica and Thailand are the countries in the international part of the study.

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    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    Collaborator: Rebecca Tiessen
    Collaborator Institution: Dalhousie University
    Collaborator Role: Co-Investigator

    Funders:
    IRDC
A Comparison of Development Worker Narratives: Late 1980s-Early 1990s vs. Post-2000

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    Role: Principal Investigator

    Funders:
    SSHRC Small Grants Program
    Atkinson Minor Research Grant (York Internal Grant)
Short-Term Development Postings Survey Project

    See more
    Funders:
    Atkinson Minor Research Grant (York Internal Grant)
Desire for Development Research Project

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    Funders:
    Atkinson Junior Faculty Fund Grant
Books

Publication
Year

Heron, B. Desire for Development: The Education of White Women as Development Workers, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007

2007

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Heron, B. “Dispelling the ‘Tableau Effect’: Some Thoughts on Preparing Students for Practica in Developing Countries”, Social and Economic Justice & Peace, Section Connection, NASW (National Association of Social Workers) Newsletter, (1), 2008

2008

Heron, B. “Critically Considering International Social Work Practica”, Critical Social Work, 7(2), 2006.

2006

Heron, B. “Changes and Challenges: Preparing Social Work Students for Practica in Today’s Sub-Saharan Africa Context”, Journal of International Social Work, 48 (6): 782-793, 2005.

2005

Heron, B. “Self-Reflection in Critical Social Work Practice: Subjectivity and the Possibilities of Resistance”, Journal of Reflective Practice, 6 (3): 341-351, 2005.

2005

Heron, B. Gender and Exceptionality in North-South Research: Reflecting on Relations, Journal of Gender Studies, 13 (2), 2004: 117-127

2004

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Global Citizenship: Southern Perspectives”, Canadian Consortium of University Programs in International Development, Annual Meeting, Montreal.

2010

Heron, B. “Investing in Global Citizenship: Views from the Other Side”, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development Conference, Montreal, 2010.

2010

Heron, B. “Challenging Indifference to Extreme Poverty: Southern Perspectives on Global Citizenship and Change”, International Development Ethics Association Conference, Valencia, Spain, 2009.

2009

Heron, B. “Global Citizenship: A Southern Perspective”, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development Conference, Ottawa, 2009.

2009

Heron, B. “The Long and the Short of It: Perspectives from Southern NGOs on the Pro’s and Con’s of Short-term vs. Long-Term Placements of Northern Students, Volunteers, and Interns”, School of Social Work Research Symposium, York University, Toronto, 2009.

2009

Heron, B. “Considering the Complexities of Global Citizenship: A Southern Partnership Perspective”, International Association of Schools of Social Work Conference, Durban, South Africa, 2008.

2008

Heron, B. “Global Citizenship: A Global Perspective”, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development Conference, Vancouver, 2008.

2008

Heron, B. “Creating Global Citizens? A Review of the Literature on Learning/Volunteer Abroad Programs”, with Rebecca Tiessen, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development Conference, Saskatoon, 2007.

2007

Heron, B. “Creating Global Citizens? A Review of the Literature on Learning/Volunteer Abroad Programs”, York University School of Social Work Research Symposium, Toronto, 2007.

2007

Heron, B. “Race and the Idea of Global Citizenship: A Critique”, Transnational Racism and “the Right to Have Rights”, 7th Annual R.A.C.E. (Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality) Conference, Toronto, 2007.

2007

Heron, B. “Globalization and the Spatial Constitution of Whiteness: Stories about ‘Africa’”, Socialist Studies Conference, Toronto, 2006.

2006

Heron, B. “Oppositional Pedagogies in the Social Work Classroom: Tensions, Uncertainties, Ambiguities, and Accountability”, The Race/Culture Divide in Education, Law and the Helping Profession, 6th Annual R.A.C.E. Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, 2006.

2006

Heron, B. “The Power of Development’s Imagined Spaces: A Comparative Analysis of Development Workers’ Narratives over Time”, The Power of Development Revisited, Canadian Association of Geographers 2005 Special Session, London, Ontario, 2005.

2005

Heron, B. "Canada's Changing Presence in Developing Countries", paper, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development Conference, Winnipeg, 2004.

2004

Heron, B. "Preparing Social Work Students for International Practicums: Some Lessons and Challenges from the Development Field", paper, International Social Work Symposium, CASSW Conference, Halifax, 2003.

2003

Jeffery, D., Wong, R.Y.L., and Heron, B.A., "Being and Doing: The Challenges of Putting Anti-Racist Theories to Work", panel, CASSW Conference, Halifax, 2003.

2003

Heron, B. "Learning from Development: Popular Education and Anti-Oppression Training for International Practicum Preparation", workshop, CASSW Conference, Halifax, 2003.

2003

Heron, B. "Gender and Development: Race, Exceptionality, and Relations of Power", paper, Canadian Critical Race Conference: Pedagogy and Practice, Vancouver, 2003.

2003

Heron, B. “Being and Doing: The Challenges of Putting Anti-Racist Theories to Work”, CASSW conference, Halifax, 2003.

2003

Heron, B. "International Exchanges, North/South and East/West Relations: Experiences, Considerations, Contestations", panel, International Social Work Symposium, CASSW Conference, University of Toronto, 2002.

2002

Heron, B. “International Exchanges, North/South and East/West Relations: Experiences, Considerations, Contestations”, International Social Work Symposium, CASSW conference, University of Toronto, 2002.

2002

Heron, B. "Taking It to Heart: Whiteness and Claims to a Non-Racist Self", paper, era 21 (End Racism! Activism for the 21st Century) Conference, Vancouver, 2000.

2000

Heron, B. "Desire for Development: The Education of White Women as Development Workers", paper, Graduate Students Conference, Department of Sociology and Adult Education, OISE/UT, Toronto, 1999.

1999

Heron, B. "Race and the Canadian Development Worker", paper, Making History, Constructing Race Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, 1998.

1998

Heron, B. "I Knew I Could Do Anything: Development Work and the Construction of Female Canadian Identity", paper, Canadian Womens Studies Association Conference, St. Johns, 1997.

1997

Heron, B. "Innocence and Power in North-South Research", paper, International Studies Association Conference, Toronto, 1997.

1997

Heron, B. "Innocence and Power in North-South Research", paper, National Womens Studies Association Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1996.

1996

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

Heron, B. Changes and Challenges: Preparing Social Work Students for Practicums in Today's Sub-Saharan African Context, Journal of International Social Work (forthcoming).

Heron, B. “Challenging Indifference to Extreme Poverty: Considering Southern Perspectives on Global Citizenship and Change”, Ethique et Economique



Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOWK3060 6.0 C Integrated Social Work Practice LECT
Fall 2020 GS/SOWK5150 3.0 C Critical Perspectives in Social Work SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/SOWK5350 6.0 A Advanced Practicum PRAC


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOWK3060 6.0 C Integrated Social Work Practice LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/SOWK5350 6.0 A Advanced Practicum PRAC

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto
Master of Social Work, University of Toronto
Bachelor of Arts, McGill University

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Editorial Positions
2004 - 2009 International Advisory Board Member, Journal of Reflective Practic
2004 Reviewer, Journal of Social Problems

Professional Associations
2000/01 – present Member, CASSW International Affairs Committee
2004/05 – present Member, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development
2005/06 – present Member, Canadian Women’s Studies Association

Research Interests

, Social construction of helping identities, critical race theory, interlocking systems of oppression, North-South relations of power, international social work, Social Work

Current Research Projects

Creating Global Citizens? The Impact of Learning/Volunteer Abroad Programs

    Description:

    This project is looking at: (1) whether 3-6 month placements really do make young Canadians into "global citizens" and, (2) what impact these short stays have on the organizations and communities that host Canadians and other Northerners. South Africa, Malawi, Peru, Guatemala, Jamaica and Thailand are the countries in the international part of the study.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    Collaborator: Rebecca Tiessen
    Collaborator Institution: Dalhousie University
    Collaborator Role: Co-Investigator

    Funders:
    IRDC
A Comparison of Development Worker Narratives: Late 1980s-Early 1990s vs. Post-2000

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Funders:
    SSHRC Small Grants Program
    Atkinson Minor Research Grant (York Internal Grant)
Short-Term Development Postings Survey Project

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Atkinson Minor Research Grant (York Internal Grant)
Desire for Development Research Project

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Atkinson Junior Faculty Fund Grant

All Publications


Books

Publication
Year

Heron, B. Desire for Development: The Education of White Women as Development Workers, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007

2007

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Heron, B. “Dispelling the ‘Tableau Effect’: Some Thoughts on Preparing Students for Practica in Developing Countries”, Social and Economic Justice & Peace, Section Connection, NASW (National Association of Social Workers) Newsletter, (1), 2008

2008

Heron, B. “Critically Considering International Social Work Practica”, Critical Social Work, 7(2), 2006.

2006

Heron, B. “Changes and Challenges: Preparing Social Work Students for Practica in Today’s Sub-Saharan Africa Context”, Journal of International Social Work, 48 (6): 782-793, 2005.

2005

Heron, B. “Self-Reflection in Critical Social Work Practice: Subjectivity and the Possibilities of Resistance”, Journal of Reflective Practice, 6 (3): 341-351, 2005.

2005

Heron, B. Gender and Exceptionality in North-South Research: Reflecting on Relations, Journal of Gender Studies, 13 (2), 2004: 117-127

2004

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Global Citizenship: Southern Perspectives”, Canadian Consortium of University Programs in International Development, Annual Meeting, Montreal.

2010

Heron, B. “Investing in Global Citizenship: Views from the Other Side”, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development Conference, Montreal, 2010.

2010

Heron, B. “Challenging Indifference to Extreme Poverty: Southern Perspectives on Global Citizenship and Change”, International Development Ethics Association Conference, Valencia, Spain, 2009.

2009

Heron, B. “Global Citizenship: A Southern Perspective”, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development Conference, Ottawa, 2009.

2009

Heron, B. “The Long and the Short of It: Perspectives from Southern NGOs on the Pro’s and Con’s of Short-term vs. Long-Term Placements of Northern Students, Volunteers, and Interns”, School of Social Work Research Symposium, York University, Toronto, 2009.

2009

Heron, B. “Considering the Complexities of Global Citizenship: A Southern Partnership Perspective”, International Association of Schools of Social Work Conference, Durban, South Africa, 2008.

2008

Heron, B. “Global Citizenship: A Global Perspective”, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development Conference, Vancouver, 2008.

2008

Heron, B. “Creating Global Citizens? A Review of the Literature on Learning/Volunteer Abroad Programs”, with Rebecca Tiessen, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development Conference, Saskatoon, 2007.

2007

Heron, B. “Creating Global Citizens? A Review of the Literature on Learning/Volunteer Abroad Programs”, York University School of Social Work Research Symposium, Toronto, 2007.

2007

Heron, B. “Race and the Idea of Global Citizenship: A Critique”, Transnational Racism and “the Right to Have Rights”, 7th Annual R.A.C.E. (Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality) Conference, Toronto, 2007.

2007

Heron, B. “Globalization and the Spatial Constitution of Whiteness: Stories about ‘Africa’”, Socialist Studies Conference, Toronto, 2006.

2006

Heron, B. “Oppositional Pedagogies in the Social Work Classroom: Tensions, Uncertainties, Ambiguities, and Accountability”, The Race/Culture Divide in Education, Law and the Helping Profession, 6th Annual R.A.C.E. Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, 2006.

2006

Heron, B. “The Power of Development’s Imagined Spaces: A Comparative Analysis of Development Workers’ Narratives over Time”, The Power of Development Revisited, Canadian Association of Geographers 2005 Special Session, London, Ontario, 2005.

2005

Heron, B. "Canada's Changing Presence in Developing Countries", paper, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development Conference, Winnipeg, 2004.

2004

Heron, B. "Preparing Social Work Students for International Practicums: Some Lessons and Challenges from the Development Field", paper, International Social Work Symposium, CASSW Conference, Halifax, 2003.

2003

Jeffery, D., Wong, R.Y.L., and Heron, B.A., "Being and Doing: The Challenges of Putting Anti-Racist Theories to Work", panel, CASSW Conference, Halifax, 2003.

2003

Heron, B. "Learning from Development: Popular Education and Anti-Oppression Training for International Practicum Preparation", workshop, CASSW Conference, Halifax, 2003.

2003

Heron, B. "Gender and Development: Race, Exceptionality, and Relations of Power", paper, Canadian Critical Race Conference: Pedagogy and Practice, Vancouver, 2003.

2003

Heron, B. “Being and Doing: The Challenges of Putting Anti-Racist Theories to Work”, CASSW conference, Halifax, 2003.

2003

Heron, B. "International Exchanges, North/South and East/West Relations: Experiences, Considerations, Contestations", panel, International Social Work Symposium, CASSW Conference, University of Toronto, 2002.

2002

Heron, B. “International Exchanges, North/South and East/West Relations: Experiences, Considerations, Contestations”, International Social Work Symposium, CASSW conference, University of Toronto, 2002.

2002

Heron, B. "Taking It to Heart: Whiteness and Claims to a Non-Racist Self", paper, era 21 (End Racism! Activism for the 21st Century) Conference, Vancouver, 2000.

2000

Heron, B. "Desire for Development: The Education of White Women as Development Workers", paper, Graduate Students Conference, Department of Sociology and Adult Education, OISE/UT, Toronto, 1999.

1999

Heron, B. "Race and the Canadian Development Worker", paper, Making History, Constructing Race Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, 1998.

1998

Heron, B. "I Knew I Could Do Anything: Development Work and the Construction of Female Canadian Identity", paper, Canadian Womens Studies Association Conference, St. Johns, 1997.

1997

Heron, B. "Innocence and Power in North-South Research", paper, International Studies Association Conference, Toronto, 1997.

1997

Heron, B. "Innocence and Power in North-South Research", paper, National Womens Studies Association Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1996.

1996

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

Heron, B. Changes and Challenges: Preparing Social Work Students for Practicums in Today's Sub-Saharan African Context, Journal of International Social Work (forthcoming).

Heron, B. “Challenging Indifference to Extreme Poverty: Considering Southern Perspectives on Global Citizenship and Change”, Ethique et Economique



Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOWK3060 6.0 C Integrated Social Work Practice LECT
Fall 2020 GS/SOWK5150 3.0 C Critical Perspectives in Social Work SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/SOWK5350 6.0 A Advanced Practicum PRAC


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOWK3060 6.0 C Integrated Social Work Practice LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/SOWK5350 6.0 A Advanced Practicum PRAC