Maria del Mar Farina, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Westfield State University, Social Work Department, in Westfield, MA. She completed her doctoral degree at Smith College, School for Social Work, in Northampton, MA, where she went on to become an Adjunct Professor and Assistant Director of Field. She is also a graduate of the MBA program at Western New England College, in Springfield, MA. She maintains a clinical private practice in Holyoke, MA, working primarily with the Latino community. She recently published White Nativism, Ethnic Identity and U.S. Immigration Policy Reforms: American Citizenship and Children in Mixed Status Hispanic Families. Her work has been presented in the United States and Europe, including in Turkey and Poland, at the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), in Italy, at Processes Influencing Democratic Ownership and Participation (PIDOP), part of the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, and in Dallas, Texas, at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting.
Maria del Mar Farina de Parada, Ph.D., MBA, LICSW
Department of Social Work
Westfield State University
577 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA 01086