Julie Batten

Julie Batten teaches at Salem State University and the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she is a partner at the Center for Social Policy and has debuted a course on "Homelessness and the Recurring Cycle of Shame." She is also collaborating with UMB graduate students in the Sociology Department on a research study at the Pine Street Women's Inn that will quantify the need for bibliotherapy in shelters. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Business Week, and in many other venues; additionally, she is putting together an anthology of essays on shame that she hopes will become useful to others teaching to marginalized groups. Anyone interested in being considered for contribution should send their submissions to: [[email protected]].