Post-Doctoral Researchers

Shiva NourpanahDr. Shiva Nourpanah

Dr. Shiva Nourpanah is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Post-Doctoral Fellow hosted by the CSSLRV from 2019-2021. She is also the Provincial Coordinator of the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia, a community organization representing and advocating for women's transition houses and support centres across Nova Scotia. Dr. Nourpanah graduated with a PhD in Social Anthropology from Dalhousie University in August 2017 and brings with her extensive experience conducting research on the experiences of refugees and temporary migrants. She has published research on the ethics of refugee aid, women's human rights in refugee aid, and the experiences of settlement and integration of Afghan refugees in Canada. Currently, she is researching the role of sexual and gender-based violence in refugee claims. Dr. Nourpanah has also taught at Saint Mary's University and Dalhousie University in Halifax and at Vancouver Island University in British Columba. She immigrated to Canada from Iran in 2008 where she had worked for the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees.