Ann Porter Rall

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Associate Professor

Social Work

206E Marshall


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  • Ph.D., Social Work and Anthropology, University of Michigan
  • Dissertation: Trauma and the Politics of Exclusion: Social Work and "Post-war" Rwanda (2005)
  • MSW, Howard University School of Social Work Field of practice: Displaced Populations, Concentration: Community Organization (1994)


  • SW 200 Human Diversity and Social Justice
  • SW 507 Human Behavior in Social Environment I: Individuals and Families
  • SW 521 Policy Analysis and Change
  • SW 643 SWFS Families in the Social Environment


Research Interests

  • Social work and social justice
  • International social work
  • Anti-poverty studies

Practice Experience

  • Medical case manager working with people with HIV, Community Health Awareness Group, Detroit, MI
  • Case manager working with cash assistance recipients, New Chances JET Program, Detroit, MI
  • Case manager working with political refugees, Freedom House, Detroit, MI
  • Program design, Africare, Rwanda

Volunteer Activities

  • Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Detroit, MI
  • People’s Water Board, Detroit, MI
  • Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression Trainers’ Network, Washington, D.C.