Anti-Oppressive Practice

The UNH Social Work Department strives to operate from an Anti-Oppressive Lens and promote Anti-Oppressive Practice (AOP) in both the classroom and in internship placements.  Anti-Oppressive Practice (AOP) is one of the central social justice-oriented approaches in social work.  It recognizes the structural origins of oppression and promotes social transformation by utilizing critical theories including feminist, Marxist, postmodernist, indigenous, poststructuralist, anti-colonial, and anti-racist theories, among others (Baines, 2011). More information can be found here: Anti-Oppressive Practice (AOP) — Critically Infused Social Work (