Meet Founders Professor Uma A. Segal
Professor Uma A. Segal's areas of research interest and publication are immigrant and refugee integration from a global perspective. Her work recently received recognition by the University through an appointment as a Curators’ Distinguished Professor and, in 2020, she received the UM-System President’s Award for Cross-Cultural Engagement.
Dr. Segal has participated in research projects on cross-national comparisons of migration in Athens (Greece), Sofia (Bulgaria), and Tokyo (Japan). Her research has taken her to Brazil, India, Portugal, Russia, and the United Kingdom, and in the last 20 years, she has shared her expertise through conferences, initiatives, and seminars in several additional countries across all continents.
As a Fulbright Specialist on migration, Dr. Segal provided consultation to the Government of Portugal’s High Commission for Migration, and she has been an invited keynote speaker at international conferences in Scotland and Portugal, and for the World Health Organization in Kazakhstan, Sicily, and Turkey.
SW 2330/Honors 2330 – Asians in Migration
SW 3510 – Human Behavior in the Social Environment
SW 4350 – Social Work Organizations
SW 4631/Honors 3030 – Global Migration / Human Migration
SW 4900/Honors 3030 – Globalization and Cross Cultural Communication
SW 5300 – Community Practice and Social Change
SW 5350 – Social Work and Human Service Organizations
SW 5500 – Foundations of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Ph.D., Washington University
MSSW, University of Texas at Arlington
BA, Barnard College of Columbia University
1. Hokenstad, T., Healy, L. & Segal, U.A. [eds. (2013)]. Teaching human rights: Curriculum resources for social
worker educators. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education Press.
2. Elliott, D. & Segal, U.A. [eds. (2012)]. Refugees worldwide I: A global perspective. 12 Chapters (Chapter 1
by co-editors), Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, pp. 346.
3. Segal, U.A. & Elliott, D. [eds. (2012)]. Refugees worldwide II: Refugee health. 11 Chapters (Chapter 1 by coeditors), Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, pp. 352.
4. Segal, U.A. & Elliott, D [eds. (2012)]. Refugees worldwide III: Mental health. 12 Chapters (Chapter 1 by coeditors), Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, pp. 356.
5. Elliott, D & Segal, U.A. [eds. (2012)]. Refugees worldwide IV: Law, policy, economics. 12 Chapters (Chapters 1 & 12 by co-editors), Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, pp.360.
6. Segal, U.A., Elliott, D, & Mayadas, N.S. [eds. (2010)] Immigration worldwide. New York, NY: Oxford
University Press, pp. 473, (Chapters 1, 2, & 30 by co-editors, Chapter 3 by Segal).
7. Segal, U.A. (2002). A framework for immigration: Asians in the United States. New York, NY: Columbia
University Press, pp. 468.
See Dr. Segal's CV for a complete list of publications.