Dr. Stephanie Nawyn speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: A World on the Move: Refugees, Migrants and Immigrants


Stephanie Nawyn is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of Academic Programs, Outreach, and Engagement, Center for Gender in Global Context.

  • Her research and teaching areas of expertise are in gender and immigration, with a focus on forced migration, exclusion, and social inequality.
  • Since coming to Michigan State, Stephanie has conducted research on community development among immigrants and the importance of social networks and social capital to immigrant and refugee incorporation, as well as the socioeconomic advancement of African-born immigrants in the United States.
  • Through a Fulbright Fellowship in Istanbul, she studies the trafficking of migrants in Turkey, focusing on trafficking in sex and other types of labor. Currently she is working on the vulnerability of Syrian refugees to trafficking in Turkey.
  • Stephanie earned her doctorate from the University of Southern California.