Dr. Pinar Zubaroglu-Ioannides
Dr. Pinar Zubaroglu-Ioannides is a lecturer at Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey. She holds a bachelor’s degree (Hons) in social work from Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, master’s degree in Social Work/ Social Policy from Columbia University, New York, U.S., and completed her PhD in Social Work/Social Policy at Fordham University, New York, U.S. She taught social welfare policy, research methods and international social development courses in the U.S. and Haiti, and most recently, she co-taught “Social Work with Refugees and Displaced Persons: Turkey Experience” course at Columbia University. She conducted independent and collaborative research on various topics. Her research interests include refugee resettlement policies, refugee wellbeing, social work education (international and interdisciplinary), women and youth empowerment. Her doctorate dissertation examined the impact of refugee resettlement policies in the U.S. on refugee wellbeing. Dr. Zubaroglu-Ioannides was granted in 2015 with the Generation Jobless award by International House and Ford Foundation to implement Job, Training, Connection Project addressing the youth unemployment in Haiti. Currently, she is studying the impact of COVID-19 on social work education and writing a book chapter on challenges faced by refugee host countries.