Social work, robots and a technological future:
In conversation with Antonio López Peláez
The world is changing. Robots and technological advancements will be very important to social work in the next two decades. How we engage with technology and predict and manage the issues that will arise alongside technological advancement is important. Equality, power and social justice will be on the agenda. Antonio López Peláez talks about his research on social work and robots.
Antonio López Peláez is University Full Professor of Social Work and Social Services at the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Law, of UNED, the largest Spanish Public University (PhD in Philosophy and Sociology). Among his research interests: analysis of social problems of interculturality, methods of social intervention, intersections of new technologies and social work. He has been visiting scholar at the School of Social Welfare (University of California, Berkeley, USA), Universität Potsdam (Germany), University of Sonora (Department of Social Work, Hermosillo, México) and Universidad Americana (Managua, Nicaragua). He is director of Comunitania. International Journal of Social Work and Social Sciences and member of the editorial board of prestigious journals in his field of research. He has published numerous books in prestigious academic publishers and articles in international scientific journals. He has been Secretary of the Faculty (2003-2005), head of the Office of the Rector (2005-2006), Director of the Associated Centre of the UNED at Segovia (since 2006). He has directed four doctoral theses and research projects with public funding from both Spanish and European institutions. He is principal investigator of the Research Group Koinonía, an interdisciplinary research team on Social Work and Social Services, Social Sciences, History and Law (UNED, Ref. GI62). Spokesman of Full Professors at UNED Senate (2010-2014). Outside the academic world he is a supportive member of the Abracadabra Foundation: Solidarity Magicians.
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Fronek, P. (Host). (2014, March 29). Social work, robots and a technological future: In conversation with Antonio López Peláez [Episode 67]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/social-work-robots-and-a-technological-future/.