Donna Baines

University of British Columbia

Donna Baines is the director and a professor in the School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia. She is editor of Doing Anti-Oppressive Practic_e, co-editor (with Stephen McBride) of _Orchestrating Austerity and co-author of Case Critical. Her research and teaching interests include anti-oppressive theory and practice, paid and unpaid care work and social justice change.

  • Doing Anti-Oppressive Social Work, 4th ed.

    Rethinking Theory and Practice

    Edited by Donna Baines, Natalie Clark and Bindi Bennett  Foreword by Raven Sinclair (Ótiskewápíwskew)     Forthcoming November 2022

    This book continues the strong tradition of three editions but adds new issues and cutting-edge critical reflection of anti-oppressive practice.

  • Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice, Third Edition

    Social Justice Social Work

    Edited by Donna Baines     March 2017

    “Buy this book. Make it required reading for every incoming social work student. The best resource I’ve ever found to help with the challenging task of radiating social justice theory into the heart of social work practice. Accessible, real, and encouraging, Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice shines the way forward for our entire profession.”

  • Orchestrating Austerity

    Impacts and Resistance

    Edited by Donna Baines and Stephen McBride     September 2014

    Following the 2007–08 global financial crisis, Western nations engaged a variety of measures that departed quite dramatically from conventional neoliberal wisdom. However, these policies were quickly succeeded by what we now call “austerity” measures. This collection engages with the question: Is there something new in this era of austerity, or should this be understood as a continuation and intensification of earlier forms of neoliberalism? Finally, Jim Stanford’s afterword probes to the heart of the question of why austerity in the first place.