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Takhmina Shokirova, BA, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: Saskatoon Campus, The Concourse Building, Room 111.34
Phone: (306) 664-7375
Fax: (306) 664-7131

Research interests
Takhmina’s research interests are connected to the topics of migration and forced displacement, child welfare, violence against women, gender equity, international social work, and imprisonment. Takhmina situates her research in transnational feminism, intersectionality, anti-oppressive, and post-structural theoretical approaches.

Takhmina is based in Saskatoon Campus. Before joining the University of Regina in July 2021, Takhmina worked as a part-time contract faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University, teaching courses about transnational social work, international development, international human rights, children’s rights, globalization, and qualitative research methods and analysis.

Takhmina completed her PhD at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2021. For her PhD dissertation, she explored how gender relations change among Tajik migrant workers in Russia. Takhmina is a qualitative researcher and engages with narrative, ethnographic, and PAR research traditions.  

Takhmina was born and raised in Tajikistan. Before her academic life, she was involved in program development and delivery. She worked for a number of international NGOs in various professional capacities, primarily in the areas of juvenile justice, children’s rights, youth, women’s rights, and human rights.

In both her academic and professional practice, Takhmina adopts the principles of collegiality, collaboration, and participation  stemming from her personal values of social justice, respect for people, equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Suarez, E. B., Logie, C., Arocha, J. F., Sanchez, H., & Shokirova, T. (2021). Contesting everyday violence: Resilience pathways of gay and transgender youth in Peru. Global Public Health16(5), 706–728.


  • PhD in Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
  • MA in Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • MA in International Law and Human Rights, University for Peace, Costa Rica
  • BA in International Relations, Russian Tajik Slavonic University, Tajikistan