Alumni Profiles

SSA alumni work in countless ways to create a more just, equitable, and humane society. Peruse over 100 alumni profiles to see the breadth and depth of their impact on society.

Apply for newly-launched Certificate in Nonprofit Management

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College Minor in Inequality, Social Problems, and Change

Learn more about this minor, offered by SSA, exclusively for students in the UChicago College.

SSA's New Research with China Collaborative

For the past year, SSA has been working with Peking University (PKU) and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in an ambitious partnership—the Tripartite Collaboration for Advancing Social Work in China. This initiative, launched with lead funding by Anna Pao Sohmen, EX '68, and philanthropists Sue Peng and Xiotian Zhang, is designed to foster the development of professional social work education and research in China. 

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New Book by Angela García

New research combining social theory on immigration and race as well as place and law has uncovered the everyday failures and long-term human consequences of contemporary immigration laws in the United States. SSA Assistant Professor Angela S. García studied these failures and consequences and explores their implications in her first book, Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law. Legal Passing, published with the University of California Press, offers a nuanced look at how the lives of undocumented Mexicans in the US are constantly shaped by federal, state, and local immigration laws.

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Leading the Way in Advancing Decarceration

A growing movement to find alternatives to mass incarceration is gaining more attention thanks to the research of School of Scoial Service Administration Associate Professor Matthew Epperson, who has spoken widely on the topic. 

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Social Justice Comes with the Coffee at Try-Me's Café

The School of Social Service Administration has invested in more than just a new source of caffeine and nourishment with the official opening of Try-Me's Café in the School this past fall. The café employs youth from Lawrence Hall, a community-based nonprofit organization in Chicago for resilient youth and their families, as well as a field (internship) site for SSA master’s students.

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