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Dr.Ayat Jebril Jaber Nashwan HEAD OF SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT Academic RankAssociate Professor


  • Sociology

Research Interests:

  • Social work with the elderly, medical social work, family social work, social work with refugees and immigrants


-PhD in Social Work Aug 2010 - May 2014 The University of Tennessee/ Knoxville Dissertation title: Acculturative Stress and Social Support among Immigrant Arab American Adolescents in East Tennessee). - Master in Sociology Sep 2005 - Jun 2008 The University of Jordan - Bachelor in Sociology (First Student Rank) Sep 2001-Jun 2005. The University of Jordan
-Head of Sociology Department, University of Shrjah, UAE, Sep 2022- Present -Head of Sociology and Social Work Department, Yarmouk University, Jorden, Sep 2021-2022 - Director of Refugees, Displaced Persons, and Forced Migration Studies Center, Yarmouk University, Jorden,Sep 2018 –Sep 2019. - Dean's Assistant for accreditation and Quality Assurance Affairs,Yarmouk University, Jorden Sep 2018 - Associate Professor / Sociology and Social Work Department Yarmouk University, Jorden, Aug 2019 - Assistant Professor/ Sociology and Social Work Department, Yarmouk University, Jorden,Sep 2014 - Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Tennessee/ Knoxville 2011 —2013 - Teaching Assistant,The University of Tennessee/ Knoxville Jan 2013 — May 2013 - Adjunct Instructor, Alahliyya Amman University Sep 2008 — May 2009
-Syrian Refugee Youth in Jordan: Early Marriages in Perspective. (Local Coordinator), (2017-2020). - Humanitarian Access: Pathways for Refugees from Transit to Safe Havens (Local Coordinator),(2018). - On Political Violence: Trauma and Forced Migration in Arab and German Societies. (Local Coordi-nator),(July - Dec 2018). - Community Based Psychosocial Support in the Context of Forced Migration", 1 year. - Socio-economic Inequalities within Cities Hosting Syrian Communities in Jordan: A city level analysis (Researcher),( Sept 2018 -Dec 2019) - Reshaping Attention and Inclu-sion Strategies for Distinctively vulnerable people among the for-cibly displaced (Researcher),(Jan 2019 - Dec 2021). - Refugees, Host Communities and Sustainable Development Goals (Local Coordinator),( Jan 2019-Dec 2020). - Localization of Social Work in Arab Countries (LOSWAC),( Jan 2019-Dec 2020). - Neurodevelopmental CAre for Refugees / NeuCaRe (Local Coor-dinator),(2019-2021). - Social Protection and Sustainable Peace in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Building a new welfare-centered politics (Co-Investigator),(2020-2024) - ‘Examination of obstacles to fe-male labour market participation in Jordan (Local Researcher), (2020-2021) - 'Learning & development for a Sustainable future for refugees &host communities to promote co-existence and Socio Economic Development (LSFR)' (Local Coordinator and Trainer ), (2020-2022) - A new portal for city information modeling: systems integration in industry and sustainable urban re-generation (CIM-SUR) (local researcher), (2020-2021) - Virus Corona in Jordan :Social Analytical Study, (2020-2021) - INCLUDE: Towards more Sus-tainable Services and Solutions to SRHR needs for Youth and Refu-gees in Jordan, (Local Coordinator) (April 2020- March 2021). - Building Refugees Integration through urban development and soCial work (BRICK). (Jan 2021-Dec 2022) - Transnationalism and Localisation in Social Work: Focus on Syrian Refugees". (Jan 2021-Dec 2022)
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