Dr. Filipe Duarte is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Windsor. The recent focus of his social work scholarship lays at the intersection of structural social work and political economy. In particular, he is engaged in current global social welfare issues and practice responses that promote and advocate for peace, social justice and human rights. Dr. Duarte has been actively engaged in local and international issues challenging social work and has published on a broad range of issues regarding social citizenship rights and social policy, the political ontology of social work, the global agenda for social work, the implications of austerity, populism and human rights violations. He offers a critical analysis of the social, economic and political context underlying social welfare retrenchment in modern capitalist societies and advocates for both a local and international social work response. Dr. Duarte began his social work practice in Portugal. Aging population, child maltreatment, children with special needs, social assistance, violence against women, and addiction issues have been his areas of social work practice. Since 2012 his work has been global and local in scope. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Social Workers.