Professor Roni Strier is an Associate Professor at the University of Haifa School of Social Work, Founder and Chair of “Haifa Partnership University for Poverty Eradication”, Founder and Ex-Chair of “University of Haifa Flagship Program: Combating Exclusion, Promoting Solidarity”, Founder and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Poverty and Social Exclusion, Founder and Chair of the MSW track on Leadership and Social change.
Main research areas are inequality, poverty and social exclusion. Within this field, Prof. Strier has initiated various studies on different areas such as working poor in Israel, poverty and gender, poverty and nationality, social services in mixed cities in Israel. A second area of inquiry refers to the impact of neo-liberalism on different areas of social work such as social work education, non-profit organizations, public welfare services, moral distress and policy practice. A third area of research addresses the issue of public services in mixed cities in Israel in the context of on-going national Israel-Palestine unsolved conflict. Last, Prof Strier has conducted multiple studies on different ethnic and class-based groups of fathers in Israel.
Ben-Ari, A. & Strier, R. (2010). Rethinking cultural competence: What can we learn from Levinas? British Journal of Social Work, 40, 2155-2167.
Strier, R. & Benjamin, S. (2010). Developing anti-oppressive services for the poor: A theoretical and organizational rationale. British Journal of Social Work, 40, 1908-1926.
Strier, R. (2010). Women, poverty, and microenterprise: Context and discourse. Gender, Work, and Organization, 17, 195-218.
Strier, R. (2011). University-Community partnerships: Entangled perspectives. Journal of Higher Education, 62, 81-97.
Strier, R., Feldman, G., & Shdaimah, C.S. (2012). The construction of social class in social work education: A study of introductory textbooks. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 32 (4), 406-420.
Strier, R. & Zidan, E. (2013). Arranged marriages: An oppressed emancipation? . Women’s Studies International Forum, 40, 203-211.
Strier, R. & Binymanin, S. (2013). Anti-oppressive social services for the poor: Rhetoric to practice. British Journal of Social Work, 40, 1908-1926.
Strier, R. (2013). Responding to the global economic crisis: Social Work, 58, 344-353.
Strier, R. (2014). Unemployment and fatherhood: Gender, culture and local context. Gender, Work and Organization, 21, 395-410.
Strier, R. (2014). University-community partnerships: Fields of paradox. Journal of Higher Education, 68, 155-165.
Strier, R., Eisikovits, Z., Sigad, L. & Buchbinder, E. (2014). Masculinity, poverty and work: The multiple constructions of work among working poor men. Journal of Social Policy, 43, 331-349.
Strier, R. (2014). Los Padres de la plaza: Fatherhood in the context of political violence. Men and Masculinities. 17, 4, 359-375.
Strier, R., Eisikovits, Z., Sigad, L. & Buchbinder, E. (2015). Working men views of poverty: Ethnic perspectives. Men and Masculinities
Buchbinder, E., Strier, R., Eisikovits, Z., & Sigad, L. (2015). Working poor ultra-Orthodox Jewish women and men: Between economic distress and meaning based on faith. Journal of Poverty. 19, 377-398
Feldman, G. Strier, R. & Schmid, H. (2015). The performative magic of advocacy organizations: The redistribution of symbolic capital. British Journal of Social Work.
Strier, R. & Shechter, D. (2016). Visualizing access: Knowledge development in University-Community partnerships. Higher Education, 71, 343-359
Strier, R. & Werner, P. (2016). Tracing stigma: Triangulating views of long term care insurance in Israel. Aging and Social Policy, 28, 29-48
Feldman, G. Strier, R. & Shmidt, H. (2016). The performative magic of advocacy organizations: The redistribution of symbolic capital. British Journal of Social Work
Strier, R. & Werner, P. (2016). Tracing stigma: Triangulating views of long term insurance in Israel. Aging & Social Policy.
Strier, R. & Breshtling, O. (2016). Professional resistance in social work: Counter practices assemblages. British Journal of Social Work.
Strier, R. & Feldman, G. (2017). Reengineering Social Work’s Political Passion: Policy Practice and Neo-Liberalism. The British Journal of Social Work, 48, 3, 1
Feldman, G., Strier, R. & Koreh, M. (2017). Liquid advocacy. Social welfare advocacy in neoliberal times. International Journal of Social Welfare.
Shdaimah, C., Lipscomb, J., Strier, R., Postan-Aizik, D. Levinton, S, & Olsen,J. (2017). Exploring Social Justice in Mixed/Divided Cities: From Local to Global Learning. Annals of Global Health. 82. 964-971.
Sigad, L., Buchbinder, E., Strier, R., & Eisikovits, Z. (2018). The meaning of work among immigrants living in poverty in Israel: Replanting roots of belonging. Ethnicities.
Lavee, E. & Strier, R. (2018). Social workers' emotional labour with families in poverty:
Neoliberal fatigue?. Child & Family Social Work, 23, 3.
Critical social work with individual, families and communities living in poverty, Theoretical perspectives in critical social work, Community social work with impoverished and excluded communities, Theoretical seminar in social work macro-practice, Social justice: Global perspectives in partnership with University of Maryland, and Fatherhood studies.
Haifa Partnership Program for Poverty Eradication: In 2005, Prof. Strier founded this initiative together with the University of Haifa's School of Social Work and the city of Haifa's Department of Welfare and Community Services. The program is based on the principle of partnership between academia and public welfare services with and on behalf of people living in poverty. Active for over 15 years, this unique program places social work students, social works, and activists from distressed communities in Haifa side by side in order to advance community projects, educational programs, and legislation to advance social justice and decrease poverty. As part of the program, community activist groups work to increase public awareness on the issue of poverty. The program has also convened national and international conferences on the subject of poverty.
University of Haifa's Flagship Program for the Struggle against Exclusion and Advancement of Solidarity: In 2011, Prof. Strier founded this program and served as its academic supervisor until 2019. This unique university-wide initiative aims to promote academic involvement in the struggle for an inclusive and solidary society in Israel. The Council for Higher Education, through the Planning and Budget Committee, funds the program. It consists of courses in various departments (education, public management, social work, law, human services, community mental health) integrating community work alongside academic learning. In addition, the program advances community projects and implements academic courses for members of excluded communities in the fields of community, education and welfare (for example: a course for activists around urban rehabilitation processes, and a course for those promoting social rights for people with disabilities). The program also established an incubator for knowledge development, which has advanced research projects in the fields of exclusion and advancing solidarity.
Social Justice through an Interdisciplinary Lens: Prof. Strier founded and developed this program, together with Dr. Dassi Postan-Aizik and Professor Corey Shdaimah from the University of Maryland Baltimore. The program is based on parallel and collaborative courses on social justice at the University of Haifa’s School of Social Work and the Schools of Law and Nursing at the University of Maryland, attended by a diverse group of American and Israeli students. The program aims to advance the development of knowledge and raise awareness about social rights-based practice.