- Assistant Researcher Senior
Ariana Nasrazadani, MA (she/her/hers), joined the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare in April 2022 and is an Assistant Researcher, Sr. Ariana holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Global and International Studies from the University of Kansas and has previous professional and research experience in community partner and relationship-building, narrative-based research, community-based and community-involved research, survey and evaluation design, and data management. Ariana is passionately dedicated to social justice, policy reform and change, and furthering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts for all, but especially those who are unheard and underrepresented.
Ariana provides evaluation, coordination, and research support for three projects at the School of Social Welfare:
(1) Family Strong (Universal Prevention for Strong and Thriving Families), a federally funded grant to support community-based primary prevention practices to support families and ultimately prevent child maltreatment and removal from the home;
(2) Fatherhood FIRE, a federally funded grant aimed at improving child outcomes through parenting, fatherhood, and father-supporting services and programming; and
(3) the Children’s Trust Fund of Missouri Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program, a state-wide grant project to provide community-based youth-serving organizations the resources necessary to deliver interventions focused on strengthening families, empowering communities, and preventing child maltreatment, sexual abuse, and assault.
Ariana has additional research interests in diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, social justice, and social justice movements, and is an expert in Iranian geopolitics, policy, and social movements.