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Kimberly D Hudson
Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class/socioeconomic status; Health beliefs and attributions; Narrative and discourse analysis; Critical feminist and race frameworks; Anti-oppressive community practice; Social justice education



Kimberly Hudson is an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow at NYU's Silver School of Social Work. Kimberly’s primary areas of interest include: attributions and ideas of health and well-being in LGBTQ* communities; how these ideas intersect with and across race, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic status; and how they are expressed, and transformed, in discourse, narratives, and counternarratives. Kimberly’s research also examines social justice education at the master’s and doctoral level, drawing from survey, interview, organizational, and textual data (syllabi). These topics were explored in her interview-based dissertation study “Community borderlands: Exploring liminal and contradictory experiences of community and well-being.” Kimberly’s research is grounded in critical frameworks and draws upon a variety of interdisciplinary methods, including community-based research, discourse analysis, and narrative and story-based inquiry. Her practice background is in intergroup dialogue facilitation and training in communities and universities, addressing issues related to race (racism/nativism) and gender and sexuality (heterosexism/cisgenderism). At the Silver School of Social Work, Kimberly teaches Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege as well as Social Work Research. Kimberly holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Washington.