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Lisa Reber
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Primary Phone: (926) 600-4193
5441 Deep Canyon Dr
Garland, TX, 75043
United States
Lisa Reber, PhD is a postdoctoral research fellow in the University of Michigan (U-M) Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is a qualitative researcher with a degree in Justice Studies (aka social justice). Her doctoral research explores emotional well-being and socio-spatial marginalization as experienced by low-wage migrant workers from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. As a research fellow with the University of Michigan’s Center for Disability Health & Wellness (CDHW), she explores the physical, social and attitudinal environments and how they marginalize populations with long-term physical disabilities. She is currently conducting studies that examine how the environment contributes to community participation, quality of life, and overall well-being among various racial and socio-economic communities with long term physical disabilities. Her research interests include social justice, structural inequalities, and vulnerability among disadvantaged communities, the interplay between such factors as race, gender, SES, nationality, disability, and migration status, and the role of privilege in creating inequities
Sub Areas
Gulf Studies
Geographic Areas of Interest
Arabian Peninsula
Temporary Low-wage Migrant Workers
Socio-spatial Marginalization
Racial, National, Disability Justice
English (native)
DPhil | 2018 | Justice and Social Inquiry | Arizona State University
Seeking safe spaces with “no extra ears”: Conducting interviews in a surveillance state The Cramped and Crowded Room: The Search for a Sense of Belonging Among Temporary Low-Wage Migrant Workers in Dubai