• 44712 Queer Theory in Social Work Practice

Job Experience

  • Program Evaluation, The UP Center of Champaign County
  • Disability Specialist, University of Illinois Disability Resources and Education Services
  • Teaching Assistant, The University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program
  • Research Assistant

Fields of Special Interest

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Social Inequality

Publications or presentations

  • Johnson, W.E., Rich, L.M.., & Keene, L.C. (2016). Father-Son Communication: An Intervention Strategy for Boys and Men of Color to Promote Neighborhood Safety Post-Ferguson. The Journal of Men’s Studies.
  • Paceley, M. S., Keene, L. C., & Lough, B. J. (2016). Barriers to involvement in Nonmetropolitan LGBTQ organizations. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 28:2, 117-139.
  • Paceley, M.S., Keene, L.C., & Lough, B. J. (2015). Motivations for Involvement in Nonmetropolitan LGBTQ Organizations: A Multi-Method Qualitative Exploration. Journal of Community Practice, 23:102-125.  


Bria Berger

Bria Berger, AM '14

“It’s important to have transferable skills and to have a professional mentor. Working with [Assistant Professor] Alida Bouris has helped me both personally and professionally. She has encouraged me to mold my course schedule and placement to my interest and goals, to take risks, and she has helped me shape my vision of who I am in the social work world.”