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Emeritus Professor Amanda Barusch

baruschBA (Reed) MSW PhD (Berkeley)

Social Work Programme

Contact Details

Email: amanda.barusch@otago.ac.nz

Biosketch

A native of California, Amanda Barusch completed her BA in Psychology at Reed College and her MSW and PhD in Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. Her primary research and teaching interests are in the field of gerontology, where she has investigated a range of topics, from interpersonal relations to international policy comparisons. She has published articles in leading North American social work and gerontology journals, and is the author or coauthor of six books. Her latest book, Love Stories of Later Life was released by Oxford University Press in 2008. She serves on the editorial boards of two professional journals: Journal of Poverty and Health and Social Work.

Professor Barusch joined the University of Otago staff in July 2007 following 22 years as a member of the faculty at the University of Utah, College of Social Work. There she served as Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies (2003-2007) and Director of the Social Research Institute (1995-1998). She is a devoted member of the Association for Gerontology Education – Social Work and a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America. In 2009 she was appointed Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Gerontological Social Work.

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Publications

Hendrix, E., Barusch, A., & Gringeri, C. (2021). Eats me alive!: Social workers reflect on practice in neoliberal contexts. Social Work Education, 40(2), 161-173. doi: 10.1080/02615479.2020.1718635

Panthi, M., Barusch, A., & Hohmann-Marriott, B. (2017). Leisure activities and well-being in residential care centres. Proceedings of the University of Otago Student Research Symposium: Te Wānaka Rakahau: Ākoka. (pp. 67-68). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/graduate-research/scholarships/otago643219.html

Barusch, A., Tovar, M., & Golden, T. (2015). Enhancing the financial capability of Native American elders. In N. Morrow-Howell & M. Sherraden (Eds.), Financial capability and asset holding in later life: A life course perspective. (pp. 87-103). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Barusch, A. (2015). [Review of the book Knowing victims: Feminism, agency and victim politics in neoliberal times]. Affilia, 30(4), 580-581. doi: 10.1177/0886109915585384

Barusch, A. (2015). [Review of the book Queering health: Critical challenges to normative health and healthcare]. International Journal of Social Welfare, 24(2), 207-208. doi: 10.1111/ijsw.12151

Smith Barusch, A. (2011). Foundations of social policy: Social justice in human perspective (4th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, 528p.

Authored Book - Research

Smith Barusch, A. (2009). Foundations of social policy: Social justice in human perspective (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, 555p.

Authored Book - Research

Barusch, A. S. (2008). Love stories of later life: A narrative approach to understanding romance. Oxford University Press, 224p.

Authored Book - Research

Barusch, A. S. (2006). Foundations of social policy: Social justice in human perspective (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole, 484p.

Authored Book - Research

Richardson, V. E., & Barusch, A. S. (2006). Gerontological practice for the twenty-first century: A social work perspective. New York: Columbia University Press, 491p.

Authored Book - Research

Barusch, A. (Ed.). (2006). Practice in the community: Settings for practice: Handbook of social work in health and aging. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 108p. [Section Editor].

Edited Book - Research

Barusch, A., Tovar, M., & Golden, T. (2015). Enhancing the financial capability of Native American elders. In N. Morrow-Howell & M. Sherraden (Eds.), Financial capability and asset holding in later life: A life course perspective. (pp. 87-103). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barusch, A. (2013). Sexual intimacy. In E. H. Thompson & L. W. Kaye (Eds.), A man’s guide to healthy aging: Stay smart, strong, and active. (pp. 417-431). Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barusch, A. (2006). Native American elders: Unique histories and special needs. In B. Berkman & S. D'Ambruoso (Eds.), Handbook of social work in health and aging. (pp. 293-300). New York: Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barusch, A. (2006). Overview. In B. Berkman & S. D'Ambruoso (Eds.), Handbook of social work in health and aging. (pp. 411-412). New York: Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Other

Hendrix, E., Barusch, A., & Gringeri, C. (2021). Eats me alive!: Social workers reflect on practice in neoliberal contexts. Social Work Education, 40(2), 161-173. doi: 10.1080/02615479.2020.1718635

Journal - Research Article

Smith Barusch, A. (2014). Intimacy in late life: Reflections on love and care. Geriatric Care Management Journal, (Spring). Retrieved from http://www.gcmjournal.org/2014/05/16/intimacy-in-later-life-reflections-on-love-and-care/

Journal - Research Article

Gringeri, C., Barusch, A., & Cambron, C. (2013). Epistemology in qualitative social work research: A review of published articles, 2008–2010. Social Work Research, 37(1), 55-63. doi: 10.1093/swr/svs032

Journal - Research Article

Gringeri, C., Barusch, A., & Cambron, C. (2013). Examining foundations of qualitative research: A review of social work dissertations, 2008–2010. Journal of Social Work Education, 49(4), 760-773. doi: 10.1080/10437797.2013.812910

Journal - Research Article

Barusch, A., & Waters, D. L. (2012). Social engagement of frail elders. Journal of Frailty & Aging, 1(4), 189-194.

Journal - Research Article

Barusch, A., Gringeri, C., & George, M. (2011). Rigor in qualitative social work research: A review of strategies used in published articles. Social Work Research, 35(1), 11-19. doi: 10.1093/swr/35.1.11

Journal - Research Article

Barusch, A. S., & Wilby, F. (2010). Coping with symptoms of depression: A descriptive survey of community-dwelling elders. Clinical Gerontologist, 33(3), 210-222. doi: 10.1080/07317111003773650

Journal - Research Article

Barusch, A. S., Luptak, M., & Hurtado, M. (2009). Supporting the labor force participation of older adults: An international survey of policy options. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 52(6), 584-599. doi: 10.1080/01634370802609221

Journal - Research Article

Barusch, A. (2008). Sea change. Journal of Aging, Humanities, & the Arts, 2(3 & 4), 291-292. doi: 10.1080/19325610802558035

Journal - Research Article

Taylor, M. J., Barusch, A. S., & Vogel-Ferguson, M. B. (2006). Heterogeneity at the bottom: TANF closure and long-term welfare recipients. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 13(2), 1-14. doi: 10.1300/j137v13n02_01

Journal - Research Article

Thompson, C. W., Durrant, L., Barusch, A., & Olson, L. (2006). Fostering coping skills and resilience in home enteral nutrition (HEN) consumers. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 21, 557-565. doi: 10.1177/0115426506021006557

Journal - Research Article

Barusch, A. (2015). [Review of the book Knowing victims: Feminism, agency and victim politics in neoliberal times]. Affilia, 30(4), 580-581. doi: 10.1177/0886109915585384

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. (2015). [Review of the book Queering health: Critical challenges to normative health and healthcare]. International Journal of Social Welfare, 24(2), 207-208. doi: 10.1111/ijsw.12151

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. (2011). Dying poor and lonely: Failure of the American Dream [Comment]. Aging Times, 6(6). Retrieved from http://www.cswe.org/CentersInitiatives/GeroEdCenter/GECPublications/agingtimes/47004/50054/50058.aspx

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2011). Causality conundrums and advice to authors [Editorial]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(2), 135-137. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2011.550512

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2011). Deficit commission targets social security: Privatization revisited? [Editorial]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(1), 1-5. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2011.545000

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2011). Disaster, vulnerability, and older adults: Toward a social work response [Editorial]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(4), 347-350. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2011.582821

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2011). Evaluating journals [Editorial]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(6), 545-550. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2011.603987

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2011). Pension insecurities for public employees [Editorial]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(7), 643-646. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2011.624041

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2011). Ruminating on art and science [Editorial]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(3), 243-245. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2011.571962

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2011). Taxes and entitlements [Editorial]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(5), 451-455. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2011.595646

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2010). Afraid of death [Editorial]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(8), 663-664. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2010.531229

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2010). Insights for research and practice [Editorial]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(5), 385-386. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2010.498713

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2010). Thanks to Hartford! [Editorial]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(6), 471-472. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2010.505873

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2010). The CLASS act and gerontological social work [Editorial]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(7), 571-574. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2010.520226

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2010). Writing for JGSW: What author instructions won't tell you [Editorial]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(3), 197-199. doi: 10.1080/01634371003704118

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2009). Is there room for the self in research? [Editorial]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 52(7), 651-652. doi: 10.1080/01634370903262904

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2009). Love and ageism: A social work perspective. Social Work Today, 9(1). Retrieved from http://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/011909p12.shtml

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2009). Reflections on age and identity [Editorial]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 52(4), 333-335. doi: 10.1080/01634370902895852

Journal - Research Other

Barusch, A. S. (2006). [Review of the book The new politics of old age policy]. Social Work, 51(3), 280-281. doi: 10.1093/sw/51.3.280

Journal - Research Other

Panthi, M., Barusch, A., & Hohmann-Marriott, B. (2017). Leisure activities and well-being in residential care centres. Proceedings of the University of Otago Student Research Symposium: Te Wānaka Rakahau: Ākoka. (pp. 67-68). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/graduate-research/scholarships/otago643219.html

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Barusch, A. S. (2012). Refining the narrative turn: When does story-telling become research? Gerontologist, 52(Suppl. 1), (pp. 454). doi: 10.1093/geront/gns201

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Barusch, A., Davey, J., Hale, B., Keeling, S., Parsons, M., Schofield, V., & Waters, D. (2009). Sustainable communities for an ageing population. Proceedings of the New Zealand Association of Gerontology & Age Concern New Zealand Conference. Retrieved from http://www.gerontology.org.nz/conference.html

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Bradley, D. B., & Barusch, A. (2009). Everyone's got ageing: Using art to explore community. Proceedings of the Gerontological Society of America. Retrieved from http://gsa2009.abstractcentral.com/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Butler, S., & Barusch, A. (2009). Older workers in health and social service settings. Proceedings of the Gerontological Society of America. Retrieved from http://gsa2009.abstractcentral.com/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Luptak, M., & Barusch, A. (2009). Maintaining and promoting an ageing workforce: International trends and innovations. Proceedings of the New Zealand Association of Gerontology & Age Concern New Zealand Conference. Retrieved from http://www.gerontology.org.nz/conference.html

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Wilby, F. E., & Barusch, A. (2009). Depression and social networks in community dwelling elders. Proceedings of the Gerontological Society of America. Retrieved from http://gsa2009.abstractcentral.com/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Barusch, A., & Luptak, M. (2008). Comparative analysis of government responses to older workers. Proceedings of the Gerontological Society of America 61st Annual Scientific Meeting. [CD-ROM] Washington, DC: GSA. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Barusch, A., Falk, N., Rix, S., & McIntosh, B. (2008). Public policy and workforce issues affecting older workers. Proceedings of the Gerontological Society of America 61st Annual Scientific Meeting. [CD-ROM] Washington, DC: GSA. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Barusch, A. (2007). Romantic betrayal: A late-life perspective. Gerontologist, 47(Spec. II), (pp. 798). doi: 10.1093/geront/47.Special_Issue_II.1

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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