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Olubunmi Oyewuwo-Gassikia


Dr. Oyewuwo-Gassikia's research interest focuses on examining how social identity and intersecting systems of privilege and oppression shape the individual lived experiences and health and well-being outcomes of women as well as ethnic, racial, and religious minority populations. Her primary line of research investigates how the intersectionality of race, gender, and religion shape black Muslim women's domestic violence coping processes using an ethnically diverse sample. Additionally, she works on an interdisciplinary research team examining how Muslim refugee men, specifically Rohingyas and Somalis exposed to war conflict trauma, overcome US-based daily stressors.


  • PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MSSW, The University of Texas at Austin
  • BSW, The University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

  • Domestic violence
  • Women
  • Immigrant & refugeeĀ health
  • American Muslims
  • Black communities
  • Help- and service-seeking behaviors and outcomes
  • Intersectionality