Ms. Narine Nora Kerelian is a Ph.D. student at the University of Hong Kong, Department of Social Work and Social Administration. She completed her M.A. at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California. Ms. Kerelian holds a B.A. in Global Studies and French from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a Certificate in Intercultural Foundations from the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon.
Ms. Kerelian’s research interests are highly-skilled migration, global cities, cultural competency/ adaptation, and migrant integration. Her dissertation focuses on Hong Kong, exploring the sense of place of British and American young transmigrant professionals through their residence, work, and leisure places using qualitative approaches.
Ms. Kerelian has studied, worked and lived in the United States, Europe, and Asia. She has traveled to over 35 countries and enjoys seeing new places and trying new cuisines. She is fluent in Armenian, English and French.
Kerelian, N. N. (2016). Placing diversity: Graduate encounters with group work. Social Work with Groups, 1-6. doi:10.1080/01609513.2015.1065385
Kerelian, N. N., & Jordan, L. P. (2016). The highly-skilled in Hong Kong ‘Asia’s world city’ In Q. Xu & L. P. Jordan (Eds.), Migrant workers: Social identity, occupational challenges and health practices (pp. 191-212). New York: Nova.