Advisory Committee Chair
Tina K Reuter
Advisory Committee Members
Douglas P Fry
Date of Award
Degree Name by School
Master of Arts (MA) College of Arts and Sciences
Since 2011, the ongoing conflict in Syria displaces millions of individuals, many of whom have resettled across foreign borders. The US currently hosts 21,000 Syrian refugees, and of these, approximately 5,000 have at least one type of disability. This thesis asks of these individuals: given your experience as a person with a disability who has survived state-sanctioned violence and navigated forced migration, what have been your greatest sources of strength and resilience? Utilizing systems theory and a transdisciplinary approach, this thesis examines how three forms of identity promote community, interpersonal, and intrapersonal resilience within the target population.
Sherwood, Nicholas Ryan, "Modeling Resilience In Resetttled Syrian Refugees With Disabilities Living In The United States" (2019). All ETDs from UAB. 2957.