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Assistant Professor, Portland State University

Rafeel Wasif’s research interests include Public and Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, International Nonprofits (NGOs), and Data Science. His research focuses on nonprofits belonging to racial and religious minorities in the US by focusing on the Muslim-American nonprofit sector and international NGOs operating in South Asia.

Before joining Portland State, Rafeel finished his Ph.D. at the University of Washington Seattle and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indian University-Purdue University (IUPUI). His work has either been accepted or published at Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ), Voluntas, Nonprofit Management and Leadership (NML), Nonprofit Policy Forum (NPF), and Voluntary Sector Review (VSR).


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Researcher of Nonprofit Management, IUPUI