From Plantation to the Academy: The Yearnings of a Filipina American Scholar from Moloka'i, Hawai'i

  • Alma M.O. Trinidad University of Washington, School of Social Work


This narrative is the author's story as a Filipina American social welfare scholar. She hopes to draw lessons for social work practitioners, researchers, and policy makers who deal with Asian immigrant populations. Such lessons include creating "spaces" and "places" of positive identity formation, sense of community, and effective and supportive structures and systems that promote social justice.

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