Nusrat Ameen oral history interview and transcript
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This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.
Dr. Nusrat Ameen is originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and moved to Houston in 2006 where she worked as a visiting scholar at Rice University. Ultimately, by following her passion to help victims of abuse and her scholarly work on domestic violence, she began working as a staff member at Daya managing the transitional housing for clients. Since joining Daya to present day, she has built a legal services references list for Daya clients to use, led trainings for cultural competency in interacting with south Asian domestic abuse victims, and has done advocacy work at the national level. During the interview, she talked about her passions in domestic violence work, and in using legal means and policy level means to combat domestic violence at Daya.