πŸ“š Research

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My research is primarily informed by radical social ecological thought that sees ecological problems as being rooted in social problems. In this view, a way to solve them is by addressing both through the creation of new forms ecological and social relations (ecological society).

I am drawn to investigating meaning, understanding, essence, nuance, and connection through qualitative research. My research methods seek to highlight multiple ways of knowing, feeling, being, doing, and understanding. My research also intends to challenge all forms of oppression, phobias and hate of, and violence toward, human difference.

I am always interested in working with others, so please feel free to reach out if you’d like to collaborate! πŸ™‚

My current work explores how ecosocial functional communities concurrently operate as forms of mutualism, social welfare and care, community practice, organizing, direct services, and direct action in the 21st Century.

PUBLICATIONS

Izlar, J. (In Preparation, 2023). Tech not trash. [working title].

Izlar, J. (In Preparation, 2022). Give what you have, take what you need [working title].

Izlar, J. (2022). The new social services: Organising community during ecosocial health crises. In P. Fronek & K. S. Rotabi, Social work in health emergencies: Global perspectives. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003111214

Izlar, J. (2021). “If we just plant the seed”: Community technology centers, community organization, and ecosocial justice. [Doctoral dissertation, University of Georgia, United States of America]. https://esploro.libs.uga.edu/esploro/outputs/9949420829002959

Robinson, M. A., & Izlar, J., & Oliver, A. (2020). Opportunity beckons: A case for community practice within the classroom. Journal of Community Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/10705422.2020.1716426

Izlar, J. (2019). Radical social welfare and anti-authoritarian mutual aid. Critical and Radical Social Work, 7(3), 349–366. https://doi.org/10.1332/204986019X15687131179624

Izlar, J. (2019). Local-global linkages: Challenges in organizing functional communities for ecosocial justice. Journal of Community Practice, 27(3-4). 369–387. https://doi.org/10.1080/10705422.2019.1657536

Izlar, J. (2019). The case for prefigurative feminist community organizing. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 30(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1080/10428232.2019.1575089

Miller, S. E., Hayward, R. A., & Izlar, J. (2016). The place for a global and holistic environment: International challenges and opportunities for social work education in the 21st Century. In I. Taylor, M. Bogo, M. Lefevre, & B. Teater (Eds.). The Routledge International handbook of social work education. Routledge.

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