Tanya SharpeAssociate Professor and Chair of Social Work in the Global Community in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto
Tanya Sharpe is an Associate Professor and Chair of Social Work in the Global Community in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Her work focuses on sociocultural factors that influence the coping strategies of Black family members and friends of homicide victims. In addition to the development of the Model of Coping for African American Survivors of Homicide Victims (MCAASHV), Dr. Sharpe is also the Founder and Director of The Centre for Research and Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB). The first of its kind, The CRIB is a multidisciplinary research Centre focused on community-based methods and principles that uplift the unique needs and experiences of Black survivors of homicide victims. The CRIB aims to reduce service inequities through advancing research, policy, and practice, and to serve as a global leader supporting Black communities to not simply survive, but to thrive despite chronic exposure to homicide violence. She received her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Connecticut and PhD from Boston College.