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Sonya Crabtree-Nelson

  • Associate Professor
  • PhD​
  • Social Work
  • Faculty
  • 312.362.7384
  • 14 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 1618

Sonya Crabtree-Nelson, PhD, LCSW received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and her MSW from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Jane Addams College of Social Work. Dr. Crabtree-Nelson has fifteen years of direct practice experience working in the areas of child welfare and domestic violence. Her focus is on interdisciplinary and community-engaged teaching, scholarship, and service in the areas of domestic violence, trauma, and social work teaching pedagogy. Dr. Crabtree-Nelson is currently engaged in research that addresses the intersection of intimate partner violence and brain injury and is a co-founder of the Illinois Coalition to Address Intimate Partner Violence - Induced Brain Injury.​​

Recent Publications include:
  • Crabtree-Nelson, S., DeYoung, P. M., Vincent, N. J., Myers, T. P. & Czerwinskyj, J. (2022). Compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, and burnout: A study of nurses in a large Texas health care system. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 00, 1– 8. 
  • Crabtree-Nelson, S., Cirilo, M., & Crabtree-Nelson, E. (2022). Healthy Market: Addressing Food Insecurity at an Urban College Campus. In Finn, J. (Ed.), The just practice framework in action: Contemporary case studies (pp. 174-183). Oxford University Press.
  • Monahan, K., Kozlowski, D., Crabtree-Nelson, S., Valera, E., Ramirez, R., Nemeth, J., Lifshitz, J., Handmaker, H., & Lawler, K. (2021, November, 22). Everyone knows a Gabby Petito. Newsday.
  • Benjamin, B., Proweller, A., Catlett, B., Jacobs, A., & Crabtree-Nelson, S. (2021). Intersectional feminist and political education with privileged girls. In Swalwell, K. & Spikes, D. (Eds.) Anti-oppressive education in “elite” schools: Promising practices and cautionary tales from the field (pp. 169-180). Teachers College Press.
  • Proweller, A., Catlett, B. S., & Crabtree-Nelson, S. (2021). Feminist activism and YPAR:  Privileged girls ​interrupt rape culture. Violence Against Women, 27(15–16), 3157–3175.​​​