Mitra Naseh

Mitra Naseh is an early career scholar specializing in forced migration studies. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor and serves as the Co-Founder and Research Director of the Initiative on Social Work and Forced Migration at the Brown School.

Naseh’s scholarly pursuits are centered on the comprehensive examination of refugees’ social and economic integration, employing a multidimensional approach that draws from her multidisciplinary background. Her research is influenced by her lived experiences and informed by her prior work as a humanitarian service provider in non-governmental organizations and the United Nations, particularly in the Middle East and South Asia.

Naseh’s scholarly contributions are underscored by her co-authored acclaimed book, “Best Practices in Social Work with Refugees and Immigrants,” published by Columbia Press in 2019. Her emerging research has garnered support from foundations and federal agencies including the Russell Sage Foundation.

Naseh plays an active role within the academic community and currently serves as the co-chair of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Immigrants and Refugees cluster. Additionally, she serves as an advisory committee member of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice.

Mitra Naseh

Areas of Focus:

  • Well-being of refugees and immigrants
  • Multidimensional poverty
  • Migration policy
  • Trauma and forced migration