• Biographical Description

  • Dr. Haffejee received her PhD and MSW from the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) at the University of Denver. In 2016, she was selected to participate in North Carolina State Building Future Faculty Program - a nationally competitive professional development program held at NC State University, Raleigh.  

    Badiah is co-investigator in an adult service learning project (refugee job training and mentorship) established between the ECDC/African Community Center in Denver, a refugee resettlement agency, and the Knoebel School of Hospitality Management at DU. Her work examines refugee outcomes; specifically, she looks at whether participation in this program is associated with increased social connectedness, self-efficacy, and improved psychological well-being.For this longitudinal study, Badiah helped create instruments, received funding and translated these instruments into nine different African, Middle Eastern, and South-east Asian languages.

    As a passionate community social worker, Dr. Haffejee is constantly fuelled by being in service to vulnerable, marginalized and oppressed populations through community activism, policy advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement.

  • Research


    • Development of trauma-informed care and practice, community-based participatory research approaches and culturally responsive interventions that respond to the needs of resettled refugee women and children in urban communities
    • Trauma and resiliency, including the ways that policy, institutional cultures and individual attitudes combine to negatively impact refugees living in underserved and under-resourced neighbourhoods. 
    • Anti-oppressive frameworks such as Womanism, Africana womanism, and Critical Race Theory (CRT) 


  • Research Methods

  • Qualitative Methods: Community-based approaches, Digital Storytelling (DS), Photovoice/photo journaling, Participant observation, Interviews

    Qualitative Data Analysis: Template Analysis, Grounded Theory, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), Coding field notes and transcripts, Querying themes using NVivo and AtlasTi 


  • Contact Information

  • Badiah Haffejee, Ph.D., MSW
    Assistant Professor
    Email: Badiah.Haffejee@gmail.com


  • Professional Affiliations

  • Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)

    Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) - Islam and Muslims Track

    Society of Social Work Research (SSWR)

    Western Social Science Association (WSSA)

    University of Denver: Advisory Council on Racial Diversity (ACoRD)

  • Copyright

  • Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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