Karen Staller, PhD, JD, received her educational training at Cornell Law School and Columbia University School of Social Work, where her dissertation on runaway and homeless youth was awarded with distinction. Staller practiced public interest law with low-income senior citizens and at-risk adolescents in New York City. Her scholarship focuses primarily on runaway and homeless youth (and other at-risk adolescents). She is interested in the complicated interplay between social problem construction, social service delivery, and social policy. Her book published by Columbia University Press, Runaways: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped Today's Practices and Policies, entertains this interplay. Her scholarship starts from a constructionist epistemological perspective and is in the interpretivist tradition. She blends her legal and social work training in her scholarship, research methodology, and her approach to teaching. She teaches in the areas of social welfare policy, child and family policy, and qualitative research methods.
Runaway and homeless youth, law, social problem construction, history of social welfare, qualitative research methods.
|(734) firstname.lastname@example.org||2702 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|1999||PhD||Social Policy||Columbia University, New York, NY|
|1995||MPhil||Social Policy||Columbia University, New York, NY|
|1985||JD||Cornell University, Ithaca, NY|
|1979||BA||Art History||Cornell University, Ithaca, NY|
Staller, K. M. (2020). New York’s Newsboys: Charles Loring Brace and the Founding of the Children’s Aid Society. New York: Oxford University Press.
Staller, K. M. (2019). Stitching tattered cloth: Reflections on social justice and qualitative inquiry in troubled times. In N. K. Denzin & M. D. Giardina (Eds.), Qualitative Inquiry at a Crossroads. Routledge.
Staller, K. M. (2018). Federal and state budget basics for social workers. In M. Reisch (Ed). Social Policy and Social Justice: Meeting the Challenges of a Diverse Society (3rd Ed.). Cognella.
Staller, K. M. (2016). Federal and state budget basics for social workers. In Michael Reisch (Ed.), Social policy and social justice: Meeting the challenges of a diverse society Cognella.
Krentzman, A. R., Higgins, M. M., Staller, K. M., & Klatt, E. S. (2015). Alexithymia, emotional dysregulation, and recovery from alcoholism: Therapeutic response to assessment of mood. Qualitative Health Research, 25(6), 794-805.
Staller, K. M. (2014). Federal and state budget basics for social workers: Social welfare impact and social justice implications. In M. Reisch (Ed.), Social Policy and Social Justice. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
Burlaka, V., Churakova, I., Aavik, O., Staller, K. M., & Delva, J. (2014). Attitudes toward health-seeking behaviors of students in Ukraine. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 12(5), 549-560.
Staller, K. M. (2014). What remains? Heroic stories in trace matericals. In S. Witkin (Ed.), Narrating Social Work Through Autoethnography. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
Staller, K. M. (2012). Epistemological boot camp: The politics of science and what every qualitative research needs to know to survive in the academy. Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice, 12(4), 395-413.
Staller, K. M. (2012). Methodological imagination: Looking back and mixing it up [Review of the book Residential care transformed: Revisiting 'The Last Refuge']. Qualitative Social Work, 11, 216.
Staller, K. M. (2011). Children's rights, family rights: Whose human rights? International Review of Qualitative Research, 4(2), 171-188.
Staller, K. M. (2011). The power of narrative portraits. Qualitative Social Work, 10(4), 537.
Staller, K. M. (2010). Doing something. In S. Lowrey (Ed.), Kicked Out. Ann Arbor, MI: Homofactus Press.
Staller, K. M. (2010). Qualitative research. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Research Design. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Staller, K. M. (2009). Children's rights. In T. Mizrahi & L. Davis (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th ed.). NASW and Oxford.
Staller, K. M. (2009). Social problem construction and its impact on program and policy responses. In S. B. Kamerman, S. Phipps, & A. Ben-Arieh (Eds.), From Child Welfare to Child Well-Being 155-174. Springer.
Staller, K. M., & Mafile'o, T. (2009). Community as domains of research. In I. Shaw, B. Briar-Lawson, J. Orme, & R. Ruckdeschel (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Social Work Research. London: Sage Publications.
Danziger, S. K., & Staller, K. M. (2008). Social problems: Overview. In T. Mizrahi & L. Davis (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th ed.). NASW and Oxford.
Staller, K. M. (2008). No child left behind act. In V. N. Parrillo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Problems. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106