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Doctor Linda Smith

Biography Linda Harms Smith, is a Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, Scotland (previously at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) and Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg. She does research in and writes about Decoloniality; Collective trauma; Social Justice and social change; Ideologies; Gypsy Traveler Communities; Social Movements; African-centered perspectives; and Fanonian practices. She developed her interest in critical and radical social work in South Africa during the oppressive and racist Apartheid era. She is on the Journal Editorial Boards of Critical and Radical Social Work (African regional editor) and International Social Work. She is a Steering Committee member of the Social Work Action Network (SWAN).
Research Interests Social development; Social Justice; Ideology; Knowledge and discourse; Coloniality and Decoloniality; Racism and racial equality; Human Rights; Traveling communities; Social Work
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