refugee resettlement, refugee/migrant-led organizations, participatory approaches to urban governance and social services with refugees, state-civil society relations, critical policy studies
|(734) email@example.com||3828 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|2017||PhD||Social Welfare||University of Washington|
|2010||MSW||Community Organization||Arizona State University, Phoenix|
|2009||AS||Mental Health Services||Community College of the US Air Force|
|1999||BA||University of the Philippines|
|Just Futures, An action research collective on displacement, migration and urban studies|
Gonzalez Benson, O. (in press). Embeddedness with community: Reflections on participatory mapping with refugees. Collaborations: A Journal of Community-Based Research and Practice.
Gonzalez Benson, O. (in press). On becoming ‘essential’: Coronavirus lessons of ontology (from migrant farmworkers and us who consume the fruits of her labor). Qualitative Social Work.
Gonzalez Benson, O. & Pimentel Walker, A. (in press). In search of participation: Refugee-run organizations in multi-scalar governance in US resettlement policy. Urban Affairs.
Gonzalez Benson, O., Yoshihama, M., Ellis, J., Pimentel Walker, A., Usui, M. & Chang, S. (in press). Refugee education and hope: Participatory Action Research with Congolese refugee youth. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
Gonzalez Benson, O. (in press). Refugee resettlement patterns in the United States: Examining labor market conditions and immigration policies in cities of primary placement and secondary internal migration. Journal of International Migration and Integration.
Cross, F. & Gonzalez Benson, O. (in press). The Coronavirus pandemic and immigrant communities: A crisis that demands more of the social work profession. Affilia.
Wiley, C., Jen, S., Storer, H. & Gonzalez Benson, O. (in press). Discursive decisions: Signposts to guide the use of critical discourse analysis in social work. Qualitative Social Work.
Ibrahim, Q., Hreish, K., Hantoosh, K., Gonzalez-Benson, O., et al. (2020). Social work education in the Middle East and North Africa: Students’ perspectives at 13 universities in 10 countries. Egyptian Journal of Social Work, 9(1), 189-204.
Islam, E., Wahab, H. & Gonzalez Benson, O. (2020). Structural and operational factors as determinant of meaningful community participation in sustainable disaster recovery programs: The case of Bangladesh. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 50.
Gonzalez Benson, O.& Yoshihama, M. (2019). Post-resettlement refugee collectives in the United States: Processes of emergence and development. Sharing Society Project (Ed.), Sharing Society International Conference 2019 Proceedings. Bilbao, Basque Country, (Spain): Sharing Society Project-The Impact of Collaborative Collective Actions in the Transformation of Contemporary Societies, University of the Basque Country.
Gonzalez Benson, O., Pimentel Walker, A. P., Yoshihama, M., Burnett, C. & Asadi, L. (2019). A framework for ancillary health services provided by refugee and immigrant-run CBOs: Language assistance, systems navigation, and hands on support. Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education, 9(5), 665.
Brown, M., Gonzalez Benson, O., Thompson, J., Keel, R., J. Porter & Mahoney, E. (2017). Seeking Northlake: Place, technology, and public as enabling constraints for urban transdisciplinary research. Cities, 60.
Benson, O., Sun, F., Hodge, D. R. & Androff, D. (2012). Religious coping and acculturation stress among Hindu Bhutanese: A study of newly-resettled refugees in the United States. International Social Work, 55(4), 538-553.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106