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Anderson Al Wazni

Ph.D. Student
Graduate Research Assistant



Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building

325 Pittsboro Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Anderson Al Wazni received her bachelor’s degrees in religious studies and interdisciplinary studies at N.C. State University. During this period, Anderson studied abroad in South and Southeast Asia and was inspired by innovative humanitarian work by local organizations and international NGO’s in the area of women’s health, environmental justice, and anti-poverty work. She received her master’s degree in social work from Smith College in 2014, where she completed a thesis on Muslim women and feminist identity. Since graduation, Anderson has published, given public talks, and run CEU seminars in the area of Islamophobia, trauma, and women’s identities. She also teaches an introductory course on social welfare policy in the Smith College MSW program. Anderson is dedicated to pursuing research in the area of environmental justice-specifically focusing on how climate change, conflict zones, and human displacement interact. Anderson will be working with Mimi Chapman, Ph.D.

Degrees and Licenses

MSW, Smith College
BA, N.C. State University

Research and Professional Interests

Women’s Identities