The Guild for Human Services recently elected Nazli Kibria to its Board of Trustees. Kibria is a Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Boston University. She was born in Bangladesh and received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and her PhD in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kibria teaches courses on the sociology of families and immigration and conducts research in these areas. She has written extensively on racial and ethnic identity formations, refugee resettlement, immigration policy, the children of immigrants, and the challenges faced by immigrant mothers raising children with disabilities. She has participated and led a number of important initiatives at her workplace, on Diversity and Inclusion, the Center for Innovation in Social Sciences, and others.
Kibria is also the parent of a Guild School graduate. Her son was at The Guild for over ten years, starting as a day student before moving to residential.
“I am pleased to welcome Nazli as a new Board member,” said Amy Sousa, CEO of The Guild. “Her experiences as researcher, professor, immigrant, and Guild parent will be tremendous assets to The Guild’s mission of empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead high-quality lives and share meaningful connections with community and family.”