Craig Mortley, MSc


Craig Mortley, M.Sc., research interests focus on the ethics of representation of queer refugees and displaced peoples, refugee narratives, access to a continuum of care for displaced people beyond crisis assistance, trauma and resilience of displaced people, social integration, transcultural social networks and belonging of forced migrants and determinants of health outcomes at the intersection of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity for people on the move. 

Craig’s experience navigating the US asylum system and working with LGBTQ asylum seekers have influenced him to pursue a Ph.D. in social work to better under spatial influences on displaced peoples’ experience of community, belonging, and participation in social spaces of mutual accommodation. He is interested in equity-centered practices, refugee narratives, and refugee representation in decision-making spaces. Craig has a decade of experience as a refugee practitioner, activist, and community advocate for the rights and inclusion of people from forced migration and refugee backgrounds in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He has seven years of experience working in the field of gender-based violence, racial justice, gender equity, and social change. For the last four years, he has participated in academic-based scholar-practitioner collaboratives focused on refugee belonging, homemaking, and integration.

M.Sc.
Arizona State University

MAT
University of the West Indies (Mona Campus)

M.Sc.
University of the West Indies (Mona Campus)

Research Interests:
Refugees and Forced Migration  
Social Integration and Belonging of Forced Migrants
Displacement
Health Equity
LGBTQ and Queer Populations
Community Organizing and Social Change

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Contact Information
Emailcraig.mortley@uconn.edu