Grace Felten, MSW

Grace Felten, MSW, began her career working for the Jane Goodall Institute, focusing on community service at the local and international level. She obtained her MSW at the University of Connecticut, along with an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in human rights and specializations in the areas of international social work and women, children, and families. She completed her fieldwork at the United Nations, representing the I.A.S.S.W on UN NGO advocacy committees for migration, human trafficking, sustainable development, poverty, and the rights of women and girls. She continued her fieldwork with the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, advocating for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on women, peace, and security.

Grace has been working as a research assistant for Dr. Kathryn Libal, focusing on refugees and human rights, including a study exploring citizen mobilization around refugee resettlement in the U.S. and examining voluntarism as a response to the current political climate. She has recently conducted research in Greece, focusing on the gendered experience of forced migration and its impact on the health and wellbeing of women and girls with a special emphasis on reproductive health. She is currently teaching at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.

University of Connecticut

Research Interests:
International Social Work
The Gendered Experience of Forced Migration
Volunteering and Community service
Forced Migration
Reproductive Health
Community Mobilization for Refugee Resettlement
Women’s Rights/Human Rights
Global Health
Child, Early and Forced marriage

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Grace Felten, MSW
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