Dr. Barbara J. Love

Consultant, Coach, Author, Lecturer, Climate Change Activist, Personal & Organizational Transformation Specialist:


Dr. Barbara J Love works from a unique set of assumptions about the nature of humans and the process of personal, organizational, and social change which participants find empowering, enabling, and effectively motivating. She has worked with a broad range of organizations throughout the U.S., Europe the Caribbean and Africa. Her research focuses on personal, organizational and societal transformation and strategies for liberation. She has authored and coauthored a variety of publications including "Developing a Liberatory Consciousness", “Understanding Racism And Internalized racism”, and chapters in Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice including “Knowing Ourselves as Instructors”, “Racism”, and “Ageism and Adultism”.

Current focus:

  • Developing Liberatory Consciousness

  • Black Liberation and Community Development

  • Peer Counseling for Trauma Recovery and Healing

  • Racism and Climate Activism

Key Projects:

Trauma Recovery Project

  • Ihumure, Rwanda  In ---- Rwanda, 


  • Better World Cameroon  


Dr. Barbara J. Love is a Professor Emeritus, Social Justice Education, College of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Read Dr. Loves Full CV here. 

For Inquiries Contact:


"Social Justice Education Faculty  Development Framework for a Post Grutter Era"   in 
Social Justice Education Faculty  Development Framework for a Post Grutter
"Racism and White Privilege Curriculum Design" & "Ageism and Adultism Curriculum Design"  in
Racism and White Privilege Curriculum Design
"Developing a Liberatory Consciousness" in
Developing a Liberatory Consciousness
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  • To foster the creation of liberatory consciousness for personal, organizational and societal transformation.

  • To facilitate systems of peer based healing from the trauma of oppression including racism and internalized racism, colonialism and internalized colonialism, genocide, war, and other identity based trauma.

  • To present contexts that enables the identification, examination and transformation of individual and structural impediments to social justice and equity in organizational functioning. 

  • To provide frameworks and contexts for identifying and examining the intersections between social identity and power, and facilitate the examination of decision making and micro and macro aggression within organizations to increase organizational capacity.