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Irene E. Routte

Irene E. Routte

PhD Student. Social Work/Anthropology Candidate

Irene Routté is a doctoral student at the University of Michigan in the joint program in Social Work and Socio-Cultural Anthropology. Her research is focused on refugee resettlement, forced migration and displacement, and centers how people are in relationship with their built and natural environment and its effects on well-being and community resilience/development. She is also engaged in research and practice at the intersection of race and immigration in the United States. Prior to her doctoral studies Irene worked in arts programming and case management with refugee youth and in higher education leadership development programs.


Year Degree   School
2008 BA Princeton University
2014 MA Harvard Divinity School
2020 MSW University of Michigan
Year Description
2024 - Sp/Su Anti-Racism Graduate Research Grant
2024 - Winter Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship
2023 UofM African Studies Center, Lester P. Mont's Award for Outstanding Graduate Research on Africa
2023 Lester P. Monts Award for Outstanding Graduate Research
2023 - Winter Office of Global Activities (OGA) Doctoral Grant for International Research
2023 - Fall Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Endowed Scholarship
2023 - Sp/Su UofM African Studies Center, Lester P. Mont’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Research on Africa
2022 - Sp/Su ISR-Rackham Summer Training Award
2022 - Sp/Su Rackham Language Training Grant
2022 - Fall Henry J. Meyer Scholarship Award
2021 - Sp/Su Rackham Program in Public Scholarship (RPPS)
2021 Rackham Public Scholarship Grant
2020 - Sp/Su International Institute Individual Fellowship
2019 - Fall John & Penny Tropman Conference Travel Grant
2019 - Fall Doctoral Fellowship for Underrepresented Students

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