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Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Corey Shdaimah, LL.M., PhD, is Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work and Academic Coordinator of the MSW/JD Dual Degree Program. Dr. Shdaimah’s research and writing focuses on how people respond, adapt to, and try to change policies that they think are ineffective or unjust. She has ongoing projects exploring child care policy, dependency court reforms, and criminal justice responses to sex work.

Dr. Shdaimah relies on a primarily qualitative methods, including ethnographic methods and photovoice, which elicit the important insights that people have about improving the systems that impact them. She teaches qualitative methods, legislative advocacy, and interdisciplinary courses on social justice at the intersection of law, social work, and social change.


  • –present
    Associate Professor , University of Maryland