Annalisa V. Enrile University of Southern California, USA
Annalisa Enrile, MSW, Ph.D. ,is one of the few Filipina Ph.D.s in social work, having chosen the field as a way to bring to light important social issues in the Filipino-American community, the fastest-growing Asian immigrant population in the United States. She frequently speaks out against sex trafficking, anti-militarization and exploitative migrant labor. A voice for equity, human rights, and global justice, Annalisa has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the World (FWN Global 100) for her efforts to stop violence against women. She has worked with students, communities and academic partners to create social change and impact through innovation and collaboration.
Annalisa is a Clinical Associate Professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She teaches human behavior, management, social innovation, social change, global violence against women, and international social work. Annalisa develops curriculum and creates unique learning experiences and opportunities for students at the undergraduate and MSW level. She leads one of the school’s original global immersion programs to the Philippines and Europe, in the areas of diversity, human rights, gender violence, trafficking, and change. Annalisa also coordinates the school’s Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Residency program. Annalisa is active in community organizations, including serving on several anti-trafficking task forces, and is on the board of the Mariposa Center for Change, an organization that serves women and children of color. She consults with organizations such as the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), Covenant House, Inc., YWCA Greater Los Angeles, and Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA). She practices international social work, having been an activist and advocate for vulnerable populations around the world since 1993. Annalisa would like to personally thank her family for all of their support and her kasamas who taught her what it means to fight for women’s genuine liberation, modeled how to stand in your truth, and remind her every day just what is at stake if we do not struggle.