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The foreign born population has doubled in North Dakota since 2000.

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photoSocial Isolation: Experiential Narratives of African Refugee Women in the Fargo-Moorhead Community

Jonix Owino recently graduated from North Dakota State University with a Masters in Sociology after successfully completing her thesis on the Integration of African refugee women into the Fargo - Moorhead area. Her research study was published by North Dakota Humanities Council in their annual magazine and her work was recently featured in the Area Women magazine. Jonix participates in applied research and is dedicated to studying subaltern populations. Her research interests include: refugee integration, ethnic relations, ethnographic methods and International migration. In this article, she illuminates individual experiences of African refugee women in the Fargo – Moorhead community who participated in a thesis research study on the integration of African Refugee Women. Jonix hopes her research can help address the issue of social isolation and aid in fostering relationships between cultural communities.

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