Dana Halwani

Sociology & Anthropology

Dana holds an MA in Sociology from the American University of Beirut. She has been trained in various anthropological and sociological research methods and holds a passion for sociological and anthropological based theories. Dana also hold certifications in Building and Helping Relationships from the Rutgers University School of Social Work, CITI training for Investigators involved primarily in Social/Behavioral Research with human subjects and Mental Health First Aid from the National Council for Behavioral Health. After spending seven years working and studying in the non-governemnal and non-profit sector in the Lebanon, Dana moved back to New York in 2017. She is presently a Reception and Placement case manager at the International Rescue Committee. In her current role Dana develops working relationships with internal direct service staff to support the achievement and resettlement goals of newly arrived refugees. Dana has an excellent command in written and spoken English and is fluent in Arabic.



Where the Sidewalk Ends: Re-imagining Care in the Lives of Children Working on Beirut's Streets

The following study was based on ten ethnographic interviews with children working attempts to add new variables into the current discourse surrounding street children by exploring the imaginative ways children get and keep access to care on the street under conditions of deprivation. This study see ..