Shari Lynn Robinson, M.S.W., M.A.
Shari L. Robinson (Professor Shari) is both a social worker and a linguistic anthropologist. She has nearly two decades of professional and clinical practice experience working solely with older adults. Additionally, Robinson has over two decades of experience developing and teaching social work courses and professional development trainings on aging, anti-Blackness, anti-racism, queer/trans studies, race, social justice and whiteness, as well as cultural anthropology courses at many colleges and universities across Michigan, Massachusetts and Minnesota. Robinson has been co-teaching the Interrogating Whiteness section of the Smith social work racism course every summer since 2016. During summer 2023, she was invited to develop a part two elective of the race course.