PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
MSSW, The University of Texas at Austin
BSW, The University of Texas at Austin
Oyewuwo, O. B. (2020). Black Muslim women’s use of spirituality and religion as domestic violence coping strategies. Journal of Muslim Mental Health. 14(1). https://doi.org/10.3998/jmmh.10381607.0014.101
Oyewuwo-Gassikia, O. B. (2020). Black Muslim women’s domestic violence help-seeking strategies: Types, motivations, and outcomes. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 29(7), 856-875. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2019.1653411
Walton, Q. L., & Oyewuwo-Gassikia, O. B. (2017). The case for #BlackGirlMagic: Application of a strengths-based, intersectional practice framework for working with Black women with depression. Affilia, 32(4), 461-475. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886109917712213
Oyewuwo-Gassikia, O. B. (2016). American Muslim women and domestic violence service seeking: A Literature Review. Affilia, 31(4), 450-462. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886109916654731
2022 Oyewuwo, O. B. & Walton, Q.L. Intersectionality as Activism and Self-care When Working with Underserved Survivors. Workshop accepted presented at 2022 National Sexual Assault Conference. Virtual, August 17-19.
2022 Chaudhry, T., Mokhtar, H., Oyewuwo, O. B. Navigating the nuance: How survivors who practice religion seek help for relationship violence. Critical conversation presented at American Psychological Association Convention. Minneapolis, MN, August 4-7.
2021 Oyewuwo, O. B. An Intersectional Examination of Black Muslim Women’s Pathways to Leaving Abusive Relationships. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, FL, November 4-7.
2018 Oyewuwo-Gassikia, O. B. Politics of Muslimah Goodness: Negotiating and Defining Self in Light of Domestic Violence. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Black Muslim Psychology Conference. Philadelphia, PA, July 20-22.
2018 Oyewuwo-Gassikia, O. B. Black Muslim Women’s Experiences and Responses to Domestic Violence. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference. Washington, D.C., May 15-17.
2017 Oyewuwo-Gassikia, O. B. Black Muslim Women’s Domestic Violence Help-Seeking Strategies. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo. Atlanta, GA, November 4-8.
2017 Oyewuwo-Gassikia, O. B. Being the Good Muslim Woman: How the Intersection of Race, Gender, and Faith Shape Black Muslim Women’s Experiences of Domestic Violence. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Black Muslim Psychology Conference. Philadelphia, PA, July 21-22.
Olubunmi Basirat Oyewuwo, PhD, LMSW is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University. Her research agenda focuses on improving the health and well-being outcomes of women, as well as Black, Muslim, and immigrant communities. She has led projects examining the intimate partner violence (IPV) experiences of American Muslims, including a qualitative study examining how the intersectionality of race, gender, and religion shape Black Muslim women’s IPV coping processes using an ethnically diverse sample. She is currently the PI of a national survey that examines American Muslims’ experiences and perceptions of IPV. This research is being conducted in collaboration with Peaceful Families Project (PFP), a national organization that provides education and training on domestic violence to the American Muslim community.
Prior to pursuing her PhD, 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 taught across social work programs, curriculum areas, and modalities. She currently serves as the curriculum specialist for the NEIU BSW research sequence.