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Kristina Nikolova

Research Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Windsor, and Adjunct Professor of Social Work, Wayne State University

Kristina Nikolova has been researching national and international gender-based violence for more than 10 years. She is particularly interested in how national policies and organizational practices can exacerbate or ameliorate the risk of violence against women and children. She has also worked in child protection and in developing training for child protection workers to better meet the needs of vulnerable families who are experiencing multiple risk factors, including intimate partner violence, poverty, and trauma. Kristina is interested in helping the next generation of social work students learn more about international social work and how policy advocacy can be used to improve the outcomes of families involved with social service systems.


  • 2022–present
    Assistant professor, University of Windsor
  • 2019–2022
    Assistant professor, Wayne State University