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Boston College School of Social Work

Venera Bekteshi

Veneera Bekteshi

MA, St. John's University; MPA, Columbia University; MSW, Boston College; PhD, Boston College

Doctoral Graduation Date

August 2011

Current Position

Post-doctorate at the Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis

Research Interests

Human trafficking in global context; coping with integration challenges among various immigrant communities; domestic violence and immigrant women

Organization Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers

Dissertation Title

Coping with acculturative stress among foreign-born Latinas: A contextual approach to immigration challenges

Awards & Fellowships

International Leadership Class at the University of Oklahoma First Award for Community Building and Leadership, Norman, OK; Mayor's Recognition for Community Service, New York, NY; Doctoral Fellowship at Boston College; Columbia University Business School, Certificate in Middle Management; Woodhul Institute for Ethical Training and Leadership, Certificate in Ethical Leadership


Xu, Q., Bekteshi, V., & Tran, T. (in press). Family, school, country of birth and adolescents’ psychological well-being. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.

Randall, J., S., Bekteshi, V. (in press) Dodecaphony: 12 Discordant Voices: Enacting support brokerage in the twelve Cash and Counseling States. The Journal of Long Term Home Health Care. Paper presented at the Twenty Fourth National Home and Community Based Services Conference, September 24th, 2008.

Bekteshi, V., Xu, Q. (under review). Mexican immigrants and the impact of migration experience in their perception of psychological well-being. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.