Nora Uhrich

Norwegian Project Support, Honorable Mention, 2017

Saint Olaf College’s Nora Uhrich undertook timely  research on the treatment of female  refugees in Norway who have experienced sexual trauma and the role of cultural  differences in how their cases are handled. She hopes to raise awareness about this vulnerable population and use her research to inform and influence legislators who work on refugee policies. Our project support helped Uhrich travel to remote asylum reception centers in Norway, where she  conducted interviews with residents and employees,  facilitate visits to psychological clinics that specialize in the treatment of asylum seekers and hire translators for her interviews with refugee women.