Monalesia Earle has been a qualified and registered social worker since the 1980s. She has an extensive background in management, workforce development, recruitment, HR, court work, and mediation. She is particularly interested in supervision and also in working with Newly Qualified Social Workers to assist them in understanding the importance of critical analysis in their assessments. Her professional career has mostly been spent in Children’s and Families Services, and she recently worked as a supervisor of volunteer coaches.
Monalesia has designed and delivered podcasts and blogs on a variety of social work and cultural topics. She is a proponent of knowledge exchange and believes that every individual has something to contribute, even if they may not think they do.
She received her PhD in 2016 and has extensive publications in the areas of comics/graphic novels, gender and queer studies, postcolonial and Gothic studies, and feminist studies. She is originally from New York but has lived and worked in the UK since 2004.