SMU Law Professor Natalie Nanasi is the Director of the Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women. Her work involves teaching and supervising students who represent survivors of gender-based violence in a broad variety of legal areas, including immigration claims, family law matters, and post-conviction relief.
Professor Nanasi's research interest is at the intersection of immigration, gender and feminist legal theory.
Professor Nanasi also has been the Senior Immigration Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator at the Tahirih Justice Center, where she represented immigrant women and girls fleeing human rights abuses such as female genital mutilation, domestic violence, human trafficking, forced marriage, honor crimes and sexual violence.
- Undocumented immigrants
- Gender-based violence
- Family law matters
- Post-conviction relief
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