Mitra Naseh

Assistant Professor, Brown School

I am an early career forced migration scholar and an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis. My scholarship focuses on the social and economic integration of minoritized and racialized groups with a migration background. My work examines migration policies as social determinants of health. I also have an interest in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative conditions, specifically cognitive conditions associated with the trauma caused by forced migration. My research is rooted in and guided by my previous professional work experience as a staff member of non-governmental organizations and the United Nations in the Middle East and South Asia.

I am the co-author of the second edition of Best Practices for Social Work with Refugees and Immigrants, a textbook used across the country for courses on immigrants and refugees. I am one of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Scholars in Global & Intercultural Competence (2022). I also serve as an appointed member of the advisory committee of the CSWE’s Center for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice.

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