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Social-cultural anthropology; homelessness and inequality; "tent cities" and "tiny houses"; political economy; informal social welfare provisioning; group work and democracy; history of US social welfare and social work; philosophical pragmatism; governmentality; ethnographic methods.
train hopping, transit migration, humanitarianism, Mexico
resilience of indigenous migrant women
Capacity building in Ghana; rural development, social welfare programs for Ghanaians
My research takes an innovative approach to the qualitative analysis of the roles of ethical values in social work practice. I use participant observation, discourse analysis, interviews, and the fine-grained analysis of audio and video recordings to construct a holistic account of how social workers...
Formal and informal community mental health services for underserved populations; impact of war related stress on mental health
Influence on shifting state policies on individuals and ethnic communities; Romani education and assimilation/integration issues in Hungary; Hungarian child welfare policy and the development of Romani children in state institutions