Anjali Fulambarker

Assistant Professor of Social Work
  • School of Social Work

About Me

Dr. Anjali Fulambarker is an Assistant Professor at Simmons School of Social Work. Her research focuses on understanding the criminal legal system response to intimate partner violence, specifically the response and decision-making of law enforcement officers. The overall aim of this research is to improve short and long-term outcomes for survivors. She currently teaches Human Behavior and the Social Environment and Realities of Racism and Oppression. Anjali completed her PhD at the University of Illinois at Chicago and her MSW at Washington University in St. Louis.

What I Teach

Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Realities of Racism and Oppression

Research/Creative Activities

Dr. Anjali Fulambarker focuses her research on understanding the criminal legal system response to intimate partner violence. Her most recent research project focused on the factors that impact officer arrest decisions in domestic violence cases.

Publications

Fulambarker, A. J. (2016). Valuing Diversity in Pursuit of Social Justice. In M. A. Mattaini & C. Holtschneider, & C.T. Lowery (Eds), Foundations for Social Work Practice (99-115). Washington, D.C.: NASW Press.

Wood, J., Watson, A.C., Fulambarker, A.J. (2016). The “gray zone” of police work during mental health encounters: Findings from an observational study in Chicago. Police Quarterly. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1098611116658875

Watson, A.C. & Fulambarker, A.J. (2012). The Crisis Intervention Team model of police response to mental health crises: A primer for mental health practitioners. Best Practices in Mental Health, 8(2), 71-81. 

Watson, A.C., Fulambarker, A.J., Kondrat, D.C., Holly, L.C., Kranke, D., Wilkins, B.T., Stromwell, L.K. & Eack, S.M. (in press). Social work faculty and mental illness stigma. Journal of Social Work Education

Fulambarker, A.J. (in preparation). “Everybody loses:” Police perceptions of their role in domestic violence response.

Presentations

Lerner, J.E., Edmond, T., & Fulambarker, A.J. (forthcoming 2016). Beyond Diversity and Inclusion: Creating a Social Justice Agenda in the Classroom. Panel accepted for presentation at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA. 

Fulambarker, A.J. (forthcoming 2016). Officer Perception of Risk of Future Violence in Domestic Violence Calls. Paper accepted for presentation at the American Society of Criminology Annual Program Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 

Fulambarker, A.J. (2015). Police Response to Intimate Partner Violence: Influences on Decision-Making. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Program Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Fulambarker, A.J. (2014). Police Officer Perceptions of Domestic Violence Response. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Program Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 

Watson, A.C., Wood, J.D., Morabito, M., Fulambarker, A.J. (2014). Policing Mental Illness: CIT and Service (Un)Availability. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Program Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 

Watson, A.C., Fulambarker, A.J. & Wood, J. (2014), CIT and Mental Health Service Accessibility in Police Encounters. Presented at the 22nd National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Conference on Mental Health Services Research (MHSR): Research in Pursuit of a Learning Mental Health Care System. Bethesda, Maryland.

Fulambarker, A.J. (2013). The Problem with Problem Definition: The Case of Intimate Partner Violence. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA.