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Samantha Guz, LCSW

Doctoral Student

969 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Office Location: WSSC 357

Areas of Expertise
Criminal Legal Policy
Mental Health

Research interests: Street-level education policy and politics; Adolescent mental health & holistic wellbeing; Alternative schools; School-prison nexus; Juvenile legal system; Community-based mental health and non-profit settings; white femininity; School social work; Community-engaged mixed methods research; Critical feminist research and practice

  • Guz, S. & Washington, D.M. (2021). A proposal could institute fines and mandatory counseling for families. South Side Weekly.
  • Ewing, E. L., Davis, B., & Guz, S. (2021). “I hope I make It”: Alternative school students’ attendance and the need for an expanded accountability. Urban Education, 00420859211027618.
  • Guz, S., Kattari, S. K., Atteberry-Ash, B., Klemmer, C. L., Call, J., & Kattari, L. (2021). Depression and suicide risk at the cross-section of sexual orientation and gender identity for youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 68(2), 317-323.


  • 49650 Race, Racism, and Resistance in Public School Policy and Practice 

Post-master's Job Experience

  • Therapist at Lawrence Hall
  • Case manager at Bright Star Community Outreach