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Amana MbisePh.D.

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Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
PSB 225B


  • Ph.D. Social Work, 2017 — University of Illinois; Chicago, IL
  • MSW (community health and urban development), 2012 — University of Illinois; Chicago, IL
  • B.A. Sociology (Hons), 2005 — University of Dar es salaam


I have more than 10 years of experience in social work, global health, and community development in Tanzania, Denmark, and the U.S. My research interests center around immigration, human trafficking, and rights-based approaches to social work. This research has so far focused on integration and inclusion of immigrants and refugees in Alaska, human trafficking and labor exploitation, and the rights of children.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Social work practice with individuals
  • Introduction to social welfare
  • Social work practice with organizations and communities
  • Transformational leadership in social work practice (MSW capstone preparation)
  • Refugee and immigrant health