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Ran Hu

M.S.W. in Interpersonal Practice (University of Michigan – Ann Arbor)

M.A. in International Crime and Justice (CUNY – John Jay College of Criminal Justice)

B.A. in Social Work (Nanjing University)




Ran Hu, MSW, MA, LMSW (NY), is a doctoral student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Her research interests include structural and interpersonal violence, violence against women, and issues related to commercial sex and human trafficking. In her research and published works, Ran embraces and applies a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to explore the multifaceted complexity of these topics. Her previous experience includes program evaluation and development, direct practice in community-based organizations serving migrant women involved in the commercial sex industry, groups affected by HIV/AIDS, and survivors of human trafficking in the United States and China.