Karin Wachter

Karin is now in her fourth year as an assistant professor at Arizona State University, School of Social Work.  Her research focuses on the intersection of violence against women, social support, and forced migration.  She has published multiple journal articles and technical reports.


After leaving CIE she completed her doctorate in social work at the University of Texas at Austin. She also worked at the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) as a project director. Her work focused on women in forced migration, including refugee resettlement in the U.S., and how women recreate social support networks in forced migration.


Earlier Karin worked with the International Rescue Committee in NYC, as a Senior Technical Advisor, focusing on violence against women in humanitarian settings. She says that the work is challenging and amazing. We have been developing new programming and research initiatives that are very exciting - ranging from economic interventions with women to improving services for child survivors. I've been traveling much less but still going routinely to DRC about twice a year.


Before coming to CIE, Karin was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mauritania.


Our daughter is now 11 and in the 6th grade. I love the desert landscape and amazing hiking options in the Phoenix area. [2-21]


Email: karin.wachter@asu.edu


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