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Michele Sorensen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: Education Building, Room 469
E-mail: michele.sorensen@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 585-4588
Fax: (306) 585-4872

Research interests
social work alongside Indigenous populations; field experience in social work; new materialism; aesthetic experiences; gender and sexualities

Michele Sorensen is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Regina. Social work practice with and for indigenous populations is of prime importance to her and in this regard her research focuses on curriculum and pedagogy of social work, role of the professional associate in practicum experience, and benefits of community opportunities for engaging youth in the game of tennis. She uses new materialist philosophies to access diffractive research methods that focus on aesthetic experiences of embodied practices for generating difference and for augmenting feelings of capacity for reconstructing one's sense of self in ways not aligned with binary thinking or easy polemics.