Lisa Werkmeister Rozas Print

Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, is an Associate Professor in the Puerto Rican/Latin@ Studies program at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work in Hartford, CT. She received a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the Catholic University of America. Before becoming part of the Uniersity of Connecticut faculty, Lisa was a clinical social worker for 10 years.  She earned her MSW and PhD from the Smith College School for Social Work and received a post-doctoral fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry before accepting her position at the University of Connecticut in 2004.  Lisa teaches courses in human oppression, casework, and health disparities and serves as the chair of the Human Oppression curriculum unit.  Her areas of specialization include cultural competence/responsiveness, pedagogy and diversity, intersectionality, systemic oppression and health disparities, specifically issues of health as a human right and the influence discrimination, power and privilege have on health status.  Her interests in inter-cultural/inter-ethnic relations have brought her Europe and the Merseburg Hochschule to understand the various influences that migration, immigration, and in-migration have on national identity..