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About Habiba Ibrahim, MSW, PhD

Habiba Ibrahim joined St. Kates Social Work Department in August 2021. She earned Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and PhD in Public Policy Analysis from Saint Louis University. Her scholarship focuses on immigrants and refugees in the area of economic mobility and financial inclusion, health practices and health care services utilization, resettlement experiences, and international Social Work. Dr. Ibrahim's work examines the role of institutions and policies in enabling low-income households gain self-reliance through structured support. She has over 15 years of Social Work research and practice in community development, policy analysis and school social work.  Over the past five years, as a postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Ibrahim has been working on interdisciplinary research in racial justice and equity in K-12 schools, focusing on the social and cultural processes that contribute to or disrupt disparities in school suspensions across race, gender and social class, and its impact on students’ outcomes. She has taught courses in policy and program evaluations, research methods and educational policies in school to prison-pipeline. She has presented her research at national and international conferences.
At St. Kates, Ibrahim teaches Theory/Practice of Social Work, Research Methods, Social Policy and Program Development, Immigrants/Refugees Course and Communication/Interviewing Skills.




Positions

Present Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University Social Work
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2016 PhD, Saint Louis University
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2007 MSW, Washington University in St. Louis ‐ Brown School of Social Work
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Presentations (2)

Publications (6)

Research Works (3)