Working With Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Training Opportunities and Career Advice

Dr. Jessica Goodkind, Dr Kimberly Gauderman, Alli Wheeler

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Wednesday, March 01, 2023 | 02:00 pm

Latin American and Iberian Institute (801 Yale Blvd NE)

801 Yale Blvd NE (campus building #165)


Learn about training opportunities, valuable skills, and career advice that will prepare you to work effectively with migrant and refugee communities. A panel discussion featuring Dr. Jessica Goodkind, Dr. Kimberly Gauderman, and Alli Wheeler:

Dr. Jessica Goodkind  is Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Sociology at the University of Mexico. Her research addresses mental health consequences of structural inequities and involves developing and assessing processes that promote healing, well-being, and social justice with forcibly displaced and Indigenous populations. She is the founder of the Refugee and Immigrant Well-being Project, which has brought together thousands of university students and newcomers to learn from each other and engage in collective efforts to mobilize resources, with the goals of improving mental health and creating sustainable changes in communities' receptiveness to newcomers and policies that affect them.

Dr. Kimberly Gauderman is a professor in the UNM History Department where she focuses on Latin American history in the colonial and modern periods. Since 2010 she has regularly served as an expert witness in Latin American asylum cases, and she is editor and contributor to Practicing Asylum: A Handbook for Expert Witnesses In Latin American Gender- and Sexuality-Based Asylum Cases, forthcoming with the University of California Press in June 2023.



This event is free and open to the public.