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Prof. Dr. Nivedita Prasad


Large or small, Nivedita Prasad has been invited to so many of our events that we can’t even count them any more. Most recently she spoke at our 2017 International Conference in Berlin and the Berlin Fellowship Program in 2018.

Dr. Nivedita Prasad is a Professor at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, where she focuses on methods of social work and gender-specific social work. She is particularly active on the issue of asylum- seekers housing in Berlin-Hellersdorf, which has been the target of several racist attacks and far-right protests since it was opened in summer 2013. Born in Madras, India, Nivedita Prasad studied Social Pedagogy at the Freie Universität in Berlin and received her PhD at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg. In 2012, she was awarded the first Anne Klein Women’s Award from the Heinrich Böll Foundation for her ongoing dedication to the human rights of migrant women. She has been teaching at various universities in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria since 1993 and has lead trainings for police officers and judges, prosecutors and lawyers. In 2010, she became the director of the Master’s Program in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences.

Nivedita Prasad is also an Advisory Board Member for Humanity in Action Germany.

Updated May 2019