Dr. Smita Ekka Dewan is an Assistant Professor of Human Services at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. Her area of research is social work with Immigrants and Refugees, International Social Work, Human rights and Social Justice and Program Evaluation. She has published on the topics of service utilization by victims of human trafficking, violence against women, human rights and feminist theory. She has also presented on these topics at various conferences and community events. She is a member of the Commission of Global Social Work Education within the Council of Social Work Education and a member of the steering committee of the New York City Chapter of National Association of Social Work.