Anna Goldfarb Shabsin

A two-time recipient of the Brown School’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Anna Goldfarb Shabsin is passionate about issues related to privilege and oppression and their interplay with politics, advocacy and policy. She serves as the Assistant Dean for the Social Policy program and as Chair of the Policy Specialization. She also teaches classes in law and policy in Washington University’s Prison Education Project.

Shabsin oversees the university’s dual-degree JD/MSW program and serves as a faculty advisor for both MSW students and joint JD/MSW students. She is the university’s Safe Zone trainer for all faculty and staff.

Shabsin is also an independent diversity and facilitation consultant, having designed and facilitated workshops for many notable clients including Twain Financial and Kaiser Permanente. Prior to joining the Brown School, she practiced law for ten years.

Anna Goldfarb Shabsin

  • Teaching Professor
  • Assistant Dean of the Master of Social Policy Program
  • JD, Washington University School of Law
  • Office Phone: 314-935-5772
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Areas of Focus:

  • Human diversity
  • Social justice
  • Law and social work
  • Policy, politics and lobbying