LB Klein

Credentials: PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MPA, University of Colorado Denver; MSW, Washington University in St. Louis; BA Washington University in St. Louis

Position title: Assistant Professor


315 Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work

Curriculum Vitae
LB Klein in social work school hallway

LB Klein’s (they/them or she/her) research focuses on gender-based violence (GBV; e.g., sexual assault/harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, and anti-queer/trans harassment) prevention, survivor advocacy, and LGBTQ+ health. In one line of research, they are developing, adapting, and testing LGBTQ+-affirming and -centered prevention programming for college and university students. In a second line of research, she is seeking to understand and improve institutional GBV prevention and survivor advocacy practices. Through their third line of research, they are working to build more trauma-informed and survivor-centered services for minoritized survivors, including LGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and disabled survivors.

Dr. Klein uses mixed methods, community-centered, and intersectional approaches and is committed to trauma-informed and anti-oppressive pedagogy, translational research, practice-informed research, and building more accessible and inclusive campus environments. They currently teach Family Violence and Advanced Macro Practice. Dr. Klein has worked in various capacities (e.g., survivor advocate, prevention educator, program director, evaluator, trainer, researcher, consultant) to prevent and respond to interpersonal violence for nearly two decades.

You can read more of Dr. Klein’s work on Google Scholar.