Office Location: AC-3A11
Degree Institution Field Dates PhD New York University Silver School of Social Work Social Work 2010 MSW Columbia University School of Social Work Social Work 1995 BA University of Georgia Psychology 1993
Areas of Expertise
- Youth violence, with a focus on young women and girls
Intersections of gender, race and violence
Juvenile and criminal justice
Qualitative research methods
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Rivera-Maestre, R.. "Fighting for friendship, justice and respect: Relational aggression and violence among urban young women." The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies. (5/21/13): 23 double-spaced pages.
Rivera-Maestre, R. and Divale, W.. "Interdisciplinary linkages: Joint group wiki projects between Anthropology and Social Work courses." DisCover: The York College Journal of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. 3.1 2011: 9-27.
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" “Fighting for friendship, justice and respect: Relational aggression and violence among urban young women.” " (forthcoming, July 2013): Eighth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (virtual presentation).
" Community Cafe: Youth Violence: Are We Afraid of Our Own Children? " December 10, 2011: The Eastern Queens Alliance, Inc..
" Interrogating Girls' Violence: "The More Fights You Have...the Less Fighting You Have To Do" " November 16, 2011: York College/CUNY, Provost Lecture Series.
" Interdisciplinary Linkages: Joint Group Wiki Projects between Anthropology and Social Work Courses " May 13, 2011: York College/CUNY, Journeying Through General Education: 7th Annual CUNY General Education Conference.
" Strategies for College Success " March 31, 2011: York College/CUNY, The York Early College Academy (YECA): College Night.
" Urban Adolescent Girls’ Narratives of Relational Aggression and Violence: An Exploration of 'I-Poems' " March 15, 2011: York College/ CUNY, Critical Friends Luncheon Series.
" Narratives of Relational Aggression and Violence in the Lives of Urban Adolescent Girls. " January, 2011: Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), Tampa, Florida.
" “That’s My Ride or Die”: A Qualitative Inquiry of Girls' Violence. " March, 2010: “Ethnography Going Public,” the 12th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
Robert Moore Award for Excellence in Scholarship, New York University Silver School of Social Work: March, 2010.
PSC-CUNY 44 Research Award, "Exploring the Experiences of Homeless Young Women with Children". Spring 2013: $2971.99.
York College Department of Academic Computing and Educational Technology, Faculty Online/Hybrid Course Development Program. Spring 2011: $2500.
PSC-CUNY 42 Research Award, “Urban Young Women’s Perspectives of the Experience of Reentry". July 2011 - 2012: $3363.90.
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Community Needs Assessment: Homeless Young Women with Children Aging Out of Foster Care: November 2010 - present.
Co-Chair, Columbia University Seminars, “Women and Society": Spring 2011 - Spring 2012.
Policy Advocacy Community-based Research: "Experiences of Access to Transition-Related Health Care for Transgender Youth and Adults in New York State": Spring 2009 - Fall 2010.