Lynn Nybell is interested in studying the social construction of childhood in social work policy and practice; the changing nature of social work and employment and its effects on workers; and race, gender and class in social work practice. She received Eastern Michigan University’s Award for Excellence Faculty Scholarly/Creative Recognition Award (2009) for her co-edited book (with J. Finn and J. Shook), Childhood, Youth and Social Work in Transformation (Columbia University Press) and Eastern Michigan University Alumni Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2004).She is a member of the Council on Social Work Education, the American Anthropological Association and the Society for the Anthropology of North America.
SWRK 315: Theoretical Bases of Social Work Practice
SWRK 643: The Family and the Social Environment
SWRK 640: Policies and Issues in Services to Families and Children
SWRK 488: Field Experience I
SWRK 489: Field Experience I
Nybell, L. (2013). Locating “youth voice:” Considering the contexts of speaking in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, pp. 1227-1235.
Finn, J., Nybell, L. and Shook, J. (Eds.) (2013). Place, power and possibility: Rethinking social work with children and youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, [Special Issue], pp. 1159-1296.
Nybell, L. (2011). Horror stories, war stories and (un)happy endings: Locating social service workers in neoliberal plots. New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry.
Finn, J. , Nybell, L. and Shook, J. (2010). The making and meaning of childhood in an era of globalization. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, pp. 246-254
Nybell, L., Shook J. & Finn, J. (Eds.) (2009) Childhood, youth and social work in transformation: Implications for policy and practice.New York: Columbia University Press.
Nybell, L. and Gray, SS. (2009). Theoretical stories, possible plots: On assessing cultural competency in a child welfare agency. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 15 (3), pp. 74-86.
Gray, S.S. & Nybell, L. (2007). Putting field education in context: Preparing students for practice in an urban center. Journal of Teaching in Social Work 27(1), pp. 213-232.