Yoosun Park, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Yoosun Park

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B.A., University of Massachusetts - Amherst

M.S.W., University of Washington

Ph.D., University of Washington


The broad area of immigration and both social work’s history and contemporary work with immigrants and immigration frame the work of Yoosun Park. Both strands of Park's scholarship, as well as her approach to pedagogy, are informed by poststructuralist theories and methods of inquiry.

She serves on the editorial boards of Social Service Review and Affilia: Journal of Women in Social Work. Her article, "Facilitating injustice: tracing the role of social workers in the World War Two internment of Japanese Americans," in Social Service Review (2008) received honorable mention of the 2010 Society for Social Work and Research Excellence in Research Award from the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR).

Selected Publications

Park, Y. & Bhuyan, R. (2012). Whom should we serve? A discourse analysis of social workers’ commentary on undocumented immigrants. Journal of Progressive Human Services. 23 (1),18-40.

Bhuyan, R., Park, Y., & Rundle, A. (2012). Linking practitioners' attitudes towards and basic knowledge of immigrants with their social work educationSocial Work Education The International Journal. 31(8), 973-994.

Park, Y., Bhuyan, R., Richards, C., & Rundle, A. (2011). U.S. social work practitioners’ attitudes towards immigrants and immigration: results from an online surveyJournal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 9 (4), 367-392.

Park, Y., Quinn, J., Florez, K., Jacobson, J., Neckerman, K. & Rundle, A. (2011). Hispanic immigrant women's perspective on healthy foods and the New York City retail food environment: a mixed-method study. Social Science & Medicine, 73(1), 13-21.

Park, Y., Neckerman, K., Quinn, J., Weiss, C., Jacobson, J., and Rundle, A.. (2011). Neighbourhood immigrant acculturation and diet among Hispanic female residents of New York City. Journal of Public Health Nutrition, 14 (9),1593-1600.