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Dr. Courtney Cronley Named 2024 Feminist Scholar Award Recipient

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UTCSW Professor Courtney Cronley was recently named the Feminist Scholar Award Recipient by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for 2024. CSWE annually honors a scholar who advances feminist knowledge, including Womanist and Xicanism perspectives.

Dr. Cronley investigates how the built environment contributes to social injustices and health disparities and how investments in housing and transportation infrastructure can increase access to opportunities and promote well-being, with a focus on women and children. She utilizes critical feminist and community-engaged pedagogies, as well as theories of critical race, intersectionality, social exclusion, and social justice.

Dr. Cronley actively collaborates with civil engineers, computer science engineers, geographers, and urban planners and has been funded by HUD, DOE, DOT, and NSF. She brings a feminist perspective to the convergent team science and promotes gender equity in land use and infrastructure. She is former Co-Chair of UT’s Commission for Women, faculty liaison for the National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services, Faculty Fellow in the UT Center for Transportation Research, and Faculty Fellow with the UT Howard H. Baker Jr. School’s Center for Energy, Transportation, and Environment Policy. She is an active faculty mentor to graduate students and colleagues across the UT community. Dr. Cronley brings a women-centered focus to all aspects of her work from scholarship to teaching to service.