Jane McPherson’s scholarship sees social work through a human rights lens, and she applies human rights principles to research, teaching, and practice. In the US, her work focuses on asylum seekers, immigrants, and those fleeing violence, and globally, she creates tools to investigate and promote rights-based social work practice. As an arts-activist, Dr. McPherson engaged students and community members in One Million Bones, a national anti-genocide project, to lay 1,000,000 handmade bones on the National Mall in 2013. She is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with 30 years experience.
University of Georgia
Associate Professor, School of Social Work


Human rights & social work, Motherhood & trauma, Survivors of torture & asylum seekers, Arts & activism, Inequality