Autumn Mathias
Autumn Mathias, MA, Ph.D., MSW, BSW and BS
Assistant Professor of Social Work/Sociology Program Coordinator
amathias@elms.edu
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Education

DegreeUniversity
Ph.D.(Sociology) Northeastern University
M.A.Northeastern University
B.S.Cairn University
MSWand Certificate in International Issues, University of Connecticut

Biography

Autumn has experience in diverse fields such as services for refugees and asylum seekers, foster care/adoption, elder services, and political advocacy/community organizing around issues impacting immigrants. She is a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) in Massachusetts. Her social work interests include macro and international social work practice, holistic services for displaced populations, research methods, and cultural competence education. Autumn’s research and teaching interests have been inspired by her international travels and her experiences as a social worker, and include transnational human rights activism, globalization, identity, intergroup relations, and conflict and violence. Her doctoral dissertation qualitatively examined how Asian Indian Christians in diaspora have responded to religious persecution. She has been a co-advisor to the Student Social Work Organization the Massachusetts Eta Chapter of the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences at Elms College. She also serves as a member of a community-based coalition and a non-profit board.