Cyleste C. Collins, PhD

Senior Research Associate, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development

PhD and MSW, University of Alabama
MA and BA, University of California
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel
School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7164


Cyleste Collins is a Research Assistant Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a faculty associate at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development and the Schubert Center for Child Studies. Dr. Collins’ research focuses on understanding psychosocial processes in a cultural context, using cognitive anthropological theory and methods. Her dissertation used a cultural models framework to examine sharing in nurses’, welfare workers’, and domestic violence workers’ beliefs about domestic violence.Read full biographical sketch.

Course List

SASS 500 Health DisparitiesANTH 326/42 Power, Illness, and Inequality: The Political Economy of Health


Faculty Associate, Center on Urban Poverty & Community Development
Faculty Associate, Schubert Center for Child Studies

Collins, C. C. (2011). Child welfare and domestic violence workers’ cultural models of domestic violence: An in-depth examination. In J. Weis & H. Haldane (Eds.), Transnational theories, local practices: Examining the front lines of gender based violence. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.

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