Global Studies Positioning Series: "Complicating the ‘Forced’ Migration Narratives of Young Africans: Insecurity, Poverty, or Mundane Social Processes of Mobility?"
Jean Pierre Ndagijimana is a Rwandan Research Scholar and Visiting Global Fellow at the University of San Francisco. He holds a BS in Clinical Psychology, a Master’s Degree in International and Multicultural Education, and currently, he is a doctoral candidate in International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco. Ndagijimana works at Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR), a not-for-profit organization healing the psychological impacts of human rights abuses among refugee/immigrant communities. He has developed and delivered psychoeducational training for the African diaspora, refugees and asylum seekers related to healing the impacts of trauma forced displacement, and difficulties in adjustments. Prior to coming to the United States, Ndagijimana co-founded the Rwanda Psychological Society (RPS) and served as the Co-founding Managing Director for Talk Recovery Training (TRT Rwanda), healing psychosocial impacts of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Ndagijimana’s practice and research interests are around community-driven, culturally and contextually relevant educational and psychosocial strategies to heal and reduce impacts of individual, societal, and structural toxic stress both in post-genocide Rwanda and in the African migrants’ communities in California.
Thank you to cosponsors: the Institute for Regional and International Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison; the International and Comparative Education program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the IU School of Education; the Institute for European Studies at IU; and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at IU; the Comparative and International Education Society Citizenship and Democratic Education Special Interest Group and The Comparative and International Education Society Global Migration Special Interest Group and the Citizenship and Democratic Education Special Interest Group.