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Afshan Paarlberg

Visiting Professor, Muslim Philanthorpy Initaitive

Afshan Paarlberg is a doctoral student at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, where she also serves as a visiting assistant professor with the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative. She is engaged in mixed-methods research with special attention on forced migration, third-sector organizations, and governance.

Afshan has a JD from the University of Houston Law Center and a BBA and BA from the University of Texas at Austin. She recently completed a fellowship with the Zakat Foundation Institute on Muslim Philanthropic and Humanitarian Studies. Prior to joining the school, her legal career focused on immigration law, nonprofit governance-risk-compliance, and access to justice initiatives


1. Mixed-methods research with special attention on forced migration 2. Third-sector organizations 

3. Governance

Afshan Paarlberg
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