Ep 009: Leveraging Social Science Expertise to Win Immigration Cases with Sharon Abramowitz
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In this episode of Immigration Uncovered, host James Pittman interviews Sharon Abramowitz, founder of Communatology, a company that provides country conditions expertise and social science research for immigration cases. They discuss how Sharon's background in anthropology led her to apply her expertise to the immigration system, Communatology, and best practices for attorneys working with country conditions experts. 

Key insights:

  • How Sharon's academic background in anthropology and experience in West Africa shaped her understanding of individual and collective trauma 
  • The importance of engaging with local communities in humanitarian efforts, drawing on Sharon's experience during the Ebola epidemic
  • Sharon's vision for formalizing the use of country conditions expertise in US immigration proceedings 
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