Connecting us to our Roots

RAMONA BELTRAN, MSW, PHD

Ramona is a Xicana of Yaqui descent and Assistant Professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Her scholarship is committed to interrupting legacies of historical trauma that affect Indigenous and Latinx communities. As a dancer/activist/scholar, she focuses on working with communities in disrupting the problem-focused approach to understanding health and well being that is profuse in mainstream research and practice. She does this through centering culture, resistance, and healing, as well as arts-based and storytelling methods in collaborative knowledge production with and for community.