Kelly Jackson

Dr. Kelly F. Jackson is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. Dr. Jackson earned her master’s degree from the University at Albany, and her doctorate in social welfare from the University at Buffalo, SUNY. As a social worker and multiracial person, Dr. Jackson is committed to expanding the current knowledge base of multiracial identity through the dissemination of empirical research to help social workers and other helping professionals work more inclusively and responsibly with individuals and families living multiracially. Dr. Jackson primarily utilizes qualitative methodology, including narrative and visual participatory methods to examine the identity development and overall wellbeing of persons of mixed racial/ethnic heritage.

Dr. Jackson is the co-creator and lead instructor of a required critical qualitative research methods course that teaches doctoral students how to develop meaningful qualitative research that matters in the lives of those who experience injustice. Dr. Jackson is the elected Vice President of the Critical Mixed Race Studies Association and co-author of the book Multiracial Cultural Attunement (NASW, 2019), which introduces a critical and ant-racist model of practice for helping professionals serving multiracial individuals and families. It is from the lens of cultural attunement that Dr. Jackson approaches teaching, learning, and applying qualitative methods. Dr. Jackson self-identifies as mixed Black and white and resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her partner, young daughter, and pup.

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