The Refugee Collab conducts research on the well-being of refugees and other migrants, including children, youth, adults, and families.
Working closely with the U.S. refugee resettlement programs, community based organizations, and schools that serve refugees we conduct research to understand the educational, vocational, social, and psychological experiences of refugees. Our research contributes to scientific literature on these marginalized groups and can be translated into tangible ways to intervene on their behalf. We approach these topics from a community psychology perspective that (a) attends to ecological principles and considers the impact of schools and receiving communities on adaptation; (b) understands the role of culture and cultural identities in the experience of the migrants; (c) advocates for fair treatment and access to society’s institutions for all people regardless of their gender, race, culture, legal status, or other aspects of their background.
University of Miami - 2017
University of Miami - 2016