Sangeun Lee

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Sangeun has been working with Asian immigrant populations with limited English proficiency (LEP) since 2008 in the greater Philadelphia area. As a licensed social worker and certified case manager, Sangeun was selected as a national policy fellow at the Network for Social Work Management in 2019 and as an international doctoral scholar cohort of the Doctoral Scholar Institute (DSI) by the Rutgers University School of Social Work and Network for Social Work Management in 2021 and 2022 consecutively.

Research and Scholarly Interests

Sangun is interested in promoting and retaining a culturally responsive workforce. Sangeun’ s research focuses on burnout among bicultural and bilingual Asian human service workers, including social workers, through the lens of Asian critical race theory acknowledging the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, COVID-19 related racism, and community intervention.

Dissertation Topic

Exploring working conditions, social support, and burnout among bicultural and bilingual Asian Human service workers: a mixed-method study using Asian Critical Race Theory focusing on workers’ racial positing and racial realities.

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