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Nawyn, Stephanie

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Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1111

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Stephanie Nawyn

Associate Professor

Stephanie J. Nawyn is an associate professor in Sociology at Michigan State University. Her research and teaching areas of expertise are in gender and migration, with a focus on forced migration and the ways that structural inequalities inhibit incorporation. She has begun a new study of human trafficking and migrant labor exploitation in Turkey. She has published numerous articles in journals such as American Journal of Public Health, Gender & Society, Feminist Formations, and American Behavioral Scientist. She also co-edited a book with Steven J. Gold, The Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies, published in 2013.

Research Interests

  • International migration.
  • Gendered structural inequality, migration and changes in gender relations, feminist theory.
  • Migration and gender, African immigrants, refugees and refugee resettlement.

Areas of Specialization: Migration

Subareas: Citizenship, Human Rights, Migration, Refugees

Recent Publications

Park, Julie, Stephanie J. Nawyn and Meghan Benetsky. 2015. “Feminized intergenerational mobility without assimilation?: Post-1965 immigrants and the gender revolution.” Demography, 52(5):1601-1626.

Nawyn, Stephanie J. and Nur Banu Kavakli Birdal. 2014. “Counter-Trafficking Policy and Immigrant Rights in Turkey.” Insight Turkey, 16(4):77-85.

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