Faculty Profiles

Laura Quiros

Associate Professor
School of Social Work

Social Work Building 221

General Information



Ph.D., C.U.N.Y. Hunter College School of Social Work (2009)

B.A., Skidmore College (1996)

L.M.S.W., Hunter College School of Social Work (1996)

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Editorial Board Member Journal of Teaching in Social Work

Trauma-Informed DEI Consultaing 

Affliate Partner Coston Consulting

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

The common thread in my teaching, scholarship, and service is elevating complexity and furthering the social work mission of social justice. As such as demonstrated in my scholarship, I work to find spaces where I can produce both theoretical and empirical knowledge that raise awareness of the complexity of racial and ethnic identity and trauma-informed care from a social justice lens.

I also work to find spaces where I can advance diversity and inclusion within Adelphi University, Adelphi School of Social Work and the New York City profit and social services communities. I approach each opportunity for service through the lens of social justice. As evident in my work, I have been able to collaborate with colleagues and executive staff at various organizations to gently push the boundaries to overcoming the resistance to institutionalize social justice and to find safe spaces to elevate and address issues of diversity and inclusion. Throughout my tenure at Adelphi I have been instrumental in locating and presenting readings and facilitating trainings that address the complexity of the human condition from many different perspectives and social locations. I encourage faculty, students and participants in my trainings to think more deeply about how we can create safe spaces for diverse voices and how our implicit bias can cause ruptures in the relationships we work so hard to build. I also train in our University Diversity program. My training focuses on white privilege. 

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