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Associate Professor of Social Work
527 Varner Hall
(248) 370-2423

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Race, religion, and politics

Social capital and civic engagement

Cross-cultural relationship building

Empowerment building for marginalized populations

Islamophobia/American Muslim experiences

Selected Publications

2017   Brown, R.K., Kaiser, A., Rusch, L. & Brown, R.E. “Immigrant-Conscious Congregations: Race, Ethnicity, and the Rejection of Anti-Immigrant Frames”. Politics and Religion, 10, 887-905. 

2015    Kaiser, A. “Faith-Based Organizations: A Vehicle for Cross-Cultural Relationship Building.” Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 34: 265-284.

2015    Kaiser, A. & Rusch, L. “Trade-offs in Empowerment through Social Action: Voices from Detroit.” Community Development, 46: 361-379. 

Courses Taught

SW 3102 Foundations for Multicultural Social Work Practice

SW 3302 Social Welfare Policies

SW 4203 Social Work Practice II

WGS 3010 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies