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Sloane Hawes, MSW

Assistant Director of Research

Institute for Human-Animal Connection

Sloane Hawes, MSW (she/her), is the assistant director of research at the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. She manages a social science research agenda examining how animal welfare challenges intersect with human social and environmental justice issues. She earned her MSW and animal-assisted social work certificate from the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work and completed her undergraduate coursework at University of San Diego, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Ethnic Studies and Psychology. She also holds a certificate in Animal Shelter Management from University of Pacific. Her research interests include: One Health (traditional ecological knowledge), community-based participatory research methods, restorative justice and community capacity building (decolonization/sovereignty).