Sulemana Fuseini completed an undergraduate social work degree from Finland, a Master of Social Work degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, and he is currently a PhD candidate in Social Work at Memorial University.
Sulemana’s professional experience includes working as a social worker with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, where he practised in the field of child welfare in rural and urban areas of the province. He has also worked with youth who were homeless or at-risk of homelessness in Toronto, and has been involved in policy work at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Ottawa.
Since September 2017, Sulemana has been a sessional instructor and teaching assistant in social work courses at Memorial University; and he has experience teaching in-class, on-line and using blended learning formats. His teaching interests and experiences include direct practice, such as interviewing, assessment, working with individuals and families; child welfare; race and diversity; and social work theories and frameworks.
Sulemana’s research interests are grounded in a critical race perspective and shaped by a critical reflection on the social construction of knowledge and meaning. His doctoral research focuses on how social workers in child welfare practice manage competing demands between their agencies’ rules and regulations and instruments of assessments, their professional knowledge, skills, and values, and the diverse socio-cultural values of recipients of child welfare services.