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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 the Department of Sociology with expertise in gender and migration, focusing on forced migration and the ways that structural inequalities inhibit immigrant incorporation. Her work has primarily focused on refugee resettlement and the economic advancement of African migrants in the U.S. More recently Dr. Nawyn began a study of human trafficking in Turkey, and was a Fulbright Fellow at Istanbul University during the 2013-14 academic year. Dr. Nawyn is also the Co-Director of Academic Programs, Outreach, and Engagement at the Center for Gender in Global Context at Michigan State University.

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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