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Professor, Division of Social Work

Mariposa Hall Rm 4014

(916) 278-4152



Professional Degrees

  • PhD, Cultural Studies, University of California, Davis, 2004
  • MSW, California State University, Sacramento, 1987
  • BA, Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 1983


Nylund, D. & Temple, A. (In Press).  Queer Informed Narrative Therapy: Radical Approaches to Counseling with Transgender Persons. In C. Audet & D. Pare (Eds.), Social Justice and Counseling. New York: Routledge.

Tilsen, T. & Nylund, D. (2016). Cultural Studies Methodologies and Narrative Family Therapy: Therapuetic Conversations about Popular Culture. Family Process, (55), 225–237.

Nylund, D. & Waddle, H. (2016). Breaking Out of the Gender Binary: Liberating Transgender Inmates. In T. Afaupe & G. Hughes (Eds.), Towards Emotional Well-Being Through Liberation Practices: A Dialogical Approach (pp. 140-148). London: Routledge.

Bjoroy, A., Madigan, S., & Nylund, D. (2015).  The Practice of Therapuetic Letter Writing in Narrative Therapy In B. Dounglas edited by Douglas, B., Woolfe, R., Strawbridge, S., Kasket, E & Galbraith, V. (Ed.), The Handbook of Counselling Psychology, 4th edition (pp. 332-348). London: Sage

Madigan, S., Bjoroy, A., & Nylund, D. (2015). Narrative Therapy. In S. Palmer (Ed.), Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: The Essential Guide, 2nd Edition (pp. 335-346). London: Sage Press.

Nylund, D. (2014). Transmitting Softer Masculinity: Sports Talk Radio and Masculinity. In J.  Hargreaves & Eric Anderon (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality (pp. 453-460). London: Routledge.

Research Interests

Queer Theory; Narrative Therapy; Restorative Justice; Masculinities; Family Therapy; Cultural Studies; Popular Culture Studies: Sexualities & Genders; Critical Sport Studies; Critical Discourse Analysis; Culturally Responsive Mental Health Care with Transgender Communities; Social Justice-Informed Psychotherapy; Qualitative Inquiry 


SWRK 202                  Social Work and Diverse Populations

SWRK 204C/D            Multi-Level Practice with Vulnerable Life Conditions

SWRK 215                  Mediation and Restorative Justice for Social Workers

SWRK 226                  Family Interventions: Contemporary Issues in Social Work Practice

SWRK 235A/B            Theoretical Bases of Social Behavior