Narine Nora Kerelian Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesDr. Narine Nora Kerelian is a Lecturer with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK).

Narine Kerelian

In addition to holding a PhD in Social Sciences from The University of Hong Kong, she is certified in intercultural theory and foundations. Dr. Kerelian obtained her MA in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and her BA in Global Studies and French (Honors) from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dr. Kerelian’s research interests lie at the intersection of migration and social policy, with a focus on global cities in Asia. Her dissertation explores the sense of place of young transmigrant professionals in Hong Kong through transmigrant lived experience accounts, providing insights for talent mobility, migrant incorporation, and global city formation.

Dr. 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.

Selected publications:

Arat, G., & Kerelian, N. N. (2019).The promotion of socially inclusive East Asian society: The Hong Kong case. Journal of Human Rights and Social Workhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s41134-019-00107-y.

Kerelian, N. N. & Jordan, L.P. (2018). Together separately? Young transmigrant professionals in ‘Asia’s World City’. Applied Mobilities, 1-20. Doi: 10.1080/23800127.2018.1426521.

Arat, G., & Kerelian, N. N. (2017). Reshaping the social work education system towards cultural competency: The Hong Kong case. International Social Work, 1-14. Doi: 10.177/0020872817725133.

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.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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