Olubunmi (“Bunmi”) Basirat Oyewuwo, Ph.D., LMSW

Dr. Olubunmi Basirat Oyewuwo is an assistant professor of social work at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL. She has led a number of research projects focused on the experiences of American Muslims, including a qualitative study examining how the intersectionality of race, gender, and religion shape Black Muslim women survivors’ responses to domestic violence using an ethnically diverse sample. Dr. Oyewuwo is the PI of a national survey that examines American Muslims’ experiences and perceptions of intimate partner violence. She has disseminated her work in peer-reviewed academic journals, academic conferences, and to community and service provider audiences. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Dr. Oyewuwo practiced as a social worker in the domestic violence field. Her practice experience included working in a  domestic violence shelter as a legal advocate and in a battering intervention and prevention program as a group facilitator. Dr. Oyewuwo has served as an MOU partner for the Underserved Technical Assistance Project of the Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) since 2019.