University of Calgary

Patrina Duhaney

  • Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Immigrant, Refugee, Ethno-Cultural, and Racialized Groups:

Trauma and Violence:

Human Service Organizations and Systems:

Health, Mental Health and Wellness:

Practice Approaches:

Currently Teaching

 W2024 - SOWK 555.55 - Selected Topics: Practice with Selected Populations (AfricentricPerspectivesinSW)


Patrina Duhaney is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. Her research is informed by critical race feminism and focuses on race, crime and criminalization. In particular, she examines Black women’s experiences of intimate partner violence and with the police. Her second research area focuses on racialized people’s experiences in academia. Dr. Duhaney has over 14 years of experience working with various marginalized populations, including women and children exposed to IPV, youth in conflict with the law, children, youth and adults with multiple disabilities and young parents.



PhD, Wilfrid Laurier University

MSW, Ryerson University

BSW, York University

H.BA, University of Toronto


2019. University of Calgary Faculty Travel Grant

2018. Wilfrid Laurier University Dissertation Funding

2015.Fonds de recherché du Quebec-Societe et culture (FRQSC) Doctoral Scholarship 


2013. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Scholarship 

Professional and Community Associations

Black Canadian Studies Association

Canadian Association for Social Work Education

The American Association of Criminology

Media Work

2020, September 22, Scholar strike: A call to eradicate racial injustice.


Black History Month continues to leave its mark on Alberta.

Black history month wraps up with speakers at University of Lethbridge.

Local business owner shares his story for Black History Month.

The University of Calgary Celebrated Black History Month.

Publications from 2015-Present

Duhaney, P., & El-Lahib, Y. (Under Review). Dismantling white supremacy in social work classrooms: The politics of resistance from within.

Duhaney, P. (Under Review). Victimized and criminalized: Black women’s experience of intimate partner violence.

Duhaney, P. (Under Review). Black women’s experiences with the police in the context of intimate partner violence.

Duhaney, P. (Under Review). Insights Gained Conducting Intimate Partner Violence Research with Black Women.

Duhaney, P. (2018). Crime in America. In R.M. Lawson (Ed.), Race and Ethnicity Encyclopedia. (Vol. 4). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Publishing.

Duhaney, P. (2017). A critical race feminist perspective on racialized women’s experiences of intimate partner abuse. In Walklate, S. (Ed.), Handbook of victims and victimology 9 (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.

Duhaney, P. (2017). Racing it in academia: Dear Director of the School of Social Work. In Harris, M., Sellers, S. L., Clerge, O., & Gooding Jr. F. (Eds.), Stories from the front of the room: How higher education faculty of colour overcome challenges and thrive in the academy. Toronto: Rowan and Littlefield. 

Duhaney, P. (2013). Why is our education still guilty of whiteness? In, Macionis, J. (Ed). Seeing Ourselves. (4th ed.). Pearson Canada Inc. 

Duhaney, P. (2010). Why is our education system still guilty of whiteness? Canadian Social Work Review, 27 (1), 95-111. 



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