Candace Christensen Ph.D.

Title Assistant Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2918


Room Frio 4.404

Department Social Work;


M. Candace Christensen is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Texas San Antonio. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Utah, and her research interests primarily concern using feminist research methods to explore gender-based violence prevention and response with youth. Candace was awarded the Feminist Manuscript Scholarship Award for 2013 from the Council on Social Work Education. Her current research is focused on sexual assault prevention and response on college campuses and the use of arts-based research methods to address gender-based violence.

Research Interests

Using feminist methodology and arts-based research (theatre and photovoice) methods as both a tool for inquiry and intervention for preventing GBV (gender-based violence) among college students, within families, and through media. Disseminate research results that inform GBV prevention policy, intervention practices, and feminist/arts-based research methods.