Dr Brittanie Ash

[Dr Brittanie Atteberry Ash]

Assistant Professor, Social Work
Last Updated: August 4, 2021
about me

Research Interests

Research Interests
LGBTQ+ Communities
LGBTQ+ Policy
Social Work Education
Power, Privilege, and Oppression

Research Keywords

Research Keywords
LGBTQ+, Gender Identity, Policy, Social Work Education, Social Justice

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Power, Privilege, and Oppression
Social Justice
LGBTQ+ Studies
Research Methods
Program Evaluation



Brittanie Atteberry Ash (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work. Dr. Ash has a BS in Human Services from Metropolitan State University of Denver, an MSW from the University of Michigan, and received her PhD in social work from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Brittanie uses research on LGBTQ populations as an exemplar for understanding the dynamics and processes of oppression in communities, and social work practice and education; she is committed to promoting social justice and inclusion across contexts. Her work relies heavily on an intersectional lens to deepen the discipline’s understanding of risk and resilience among people who live at the crossroads of marginalized identities. Brittanie also focuses on promoting justice and inclusion within classroom and field education experiences, identifying strategies for educators to more fully integrate a critical social justice lens into their pedagogy and field supervision of students. Believing in the power of social work education to transform students into practitioners dedicated to a just world, she is passionate about her work as a critical social work scholar advancing the discipline’s commitment to social justice.

Support & Funding

Support & Funding


      • Journal Article
        Differential experiences of mental health among transgender and gender diverse youth in Colorado.
        [Atteberry-Ash, Brittanie, Kattari, ShannaK, Harner, Vern, Prince, Dana, Verdino, Anthony, Kattari, Leo, Park, In Young]. Behavioral Sciences. 11(4), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/bs11040048
      • Journal Article
        "My church teaches homosexuality is a sin". Religious teachings, personal religious beliefs, and MSW students' attitudes toward sexual minorities.
        [Woodford, M.R. , Atteberry-Ash, Brittanie, Jaffee, Kim, Dessel, Adrienne]. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/15426432.2020.1871154

      • Journal Article
        Depression and suicide risk at the cross-section of sexual orientation and gender identity for high school youth
        [Guz, Samantha, Kattari, ShannaK, Atteberry-Ash, Brittanie, Klemmer, Carey, Call, Jarrod , Kattari, Leo]. Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. Advance online publication, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.06.008
      • Journal Article
        “What I ended up doing with the feelings was just bottling them up:” Qualitatively examining the impact of microaggressions on racial/ethnic minorities
        [Speer, Rachel, Atteberry-Ash, Brittanie, Kattari, ShannaK, Gupta, R]. Perspective on Social Work. 15(2), 16-29.

      • Journal Article
        Missing from the conversation: Sexual risk factors across young people by gender identity and sexual orientation
        [Kattari, SS, Walls, NE , Atteberry-Ash, Brittanie, Klemmer, C, Rusow, J, Kattari, L]. International Journal of Sexual Health. 31(4), 394-406. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/19317611.2019.1667938
      • Journal Article
        Differential sexual behavior experiences of LGBQ and transgender/non-binary young people in Colorado
        [Kattari, SK, Atteberry-Ash, Brittanie, Walls, NE, JRusow, CKlemmer, Kattari, L]. Youth & Society. Advance online publication, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X19854783
      • Journal Article
        Forced sex among youth: Accrual of risk by gender identity, sexual orientation, mental health, & bullying
        [Atteberry-Ash, Brittanie, Walls, NE, Kattari, SK, Peitzmeier, S, Kattari, L, Langenderfer-Magruder, L]. Journal of LGBT Youth. 17(2), 193-213,. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/19361653.2019.1614131

      • Journal Article
        Gender identity, sexual orientation, mental health, and bullying as predictors of partner violence in a representative sample of youth
        [Walls, NE, Atteberry-Ash, Brittanie, Kattari, SK, Peitzmeier, S, Kattari, L, Langenderfer-Magruder, L]. Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. 64(1), 86-92. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.08.011
      • Journal Article
        “It’s all about the relationships”: Practitioners’ strategies for building connections with students in order to prevent exclusionary school discipline outcomes
        [Anyon, Y, Atteberry-Ash, Brittanie, Yang, J, Pauline, M, Wiley, K, Cash, D, Downing, B, Greer, E, Pisciotta, L]. Children and Schools. 40(4), 221-230. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1093/cs/cdy017

      • Journal Article
        Support for policy protecting LGBT student athletes among heterosexual students participating in club and intercollegiate sports
        [Atteberry-Ash, Brittanie, Woodford, MR, Spectrum Center]. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. 15(2), 151-162. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/doi: 10.1007/s13178-017-0283-z

      • Journal Article
        Protective factors, campus climate, and health outcomes for sexual minority college students
        [Woodford, MR, Kulick, A, Atteberry, Brittanie]. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. 8(2), 73-87. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/doi: 10.1037/a0038552

      • Journal Article
        Endorsement for civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people among heterosexual college students: Informing socially just policy advocacy
        [Woodford, MR, Atteberry, Brittanie, Derr, M, Howell, M]. Journal of Community Practice. 21(3), 203-227. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/doi: 10.1080/10705422.2013.811623


    • November  2020
      Walls, N.E. (Author & Presenter), Atteberry Ash, Brittanie (Author & Presenter), "Cisgender and heterosexual privilege knowledge among social work students.", Online. (November , 2020).
    • January  2020
      Gerke, D, Call, J, Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, "Alcohol use at the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity in a representative sample of youth in Colorado.". (January , 2020).
    • November  2019
      Gerke, D, Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, Greenfield, J, Walls, N.E. , "A capabilities approach to transgender and non-binary health literacy.". (November , 2019).
    • October  2019
      Walls, N.E., Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, Alvarez, A, Ash, C, "Creating an inclusive and equitable classroom. ". (October , 2019).
    • October  2019
      Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, Nicotera, N, Gonzales, B, "Operationalizing social justice skills: A template analysis of MSW course assignments.". (October , 2019).
    • October  2019
      Speer, S.R. , Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, Kattari, S.K., Guz, S, "School safety experiences of young adults across sexual orientation and gender identity.". (October , 2019).
    • January  2019
      Kattari, S.K. , Kinney, M.K. , Walls, N.E., Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, Bakko, M.M. , Kattari, L, "One size does not fit all: Differential transgender health experiences by gender identity.". (January , 2019).
    • November  2018
      Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, Walls, N.E., "Experiences of sexual assault among a representative sample of youth. ". (November , 2018).
    • November  2018
      Alvarez, A.A. , Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, " Using Theatre of the Oppressed to moderate oppression in the classroom. ". (November , 2018).
    • August  2018
      Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, Woodford, M, Jaffee, M, Dessel, A, "Social work students’ support for transgender employment protections. ". (August , 2018).
    • August  2018
      Kattari, S.K. , Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, Walls, N.E., "Social workers and the students they serve: Differential sexual health and sexual violence experiences of LGBQ and transgender young people in Colorado.". (August , 2018).
    • March  2018
      Kattari, S.K., Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, Walls, N.E., Kattari, L, "Differential accrual of risk based on sexual orientation and gender identity: Mental health, school safety, and substance use.". (March , 2018).
    • January  2018
      Yang, J, Pauline, M, Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, Anyon, Y, Wiley, K, Rosch, A, Valladares, G, ""It’s all about the relationships:" The importance of preventing exclusionary practices. ". (January , 2018).
    • January  2018
      Swank, E, Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, Woodford, M, "Sexual identities and protesting among college students.". (January , 2018).
    • January  2018
      Greenfield, J, Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, Plassmeyer, M, "Teaching and researching social policy in the Trump era. ". (January , 2018).
    • November  2017
      Walls, N.E. , Kattari, S.K., Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, "Sexual assault and intimate partner violence among LGBTQ young adults in Colorado: A public (sexual) health crisis.". (November , 2017).
    • October  2017
      Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, Ortega, D, "LBGTQ students’ experiences with harmful discourse in social work classrooms.". (October , 2017).
    • October  2017
      Alvarez, A, Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, "Moderating harmful discourse: Interrupting injustice in social work classrooms.". (October , 2017).
    • October  2016
      Beck, K, Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, Hsiung, Y, "The opportunity quartile: Five factors of success. ". (October , 2016).
    • October  2014
      Jakubowski, R, Atteberry Ash, Brittanie, "Building a program impact system in formal education: An example from Denver Public Schools. ". (October , 2014).


        (Course Id: 108963)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
        (Course Id: 108928)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus