Dean Azita Emami’s ‘insider–outsider’ perspective shapes her UW School of Nursing leadership

“Born in Iran, Emami has been shaped by the experience of being, what she calls, an “insider–outsider,” someone who is part of an institution but has a perspective different from others within it. She experienced this first in her native country, as the daughter of a Kurdish father in majority-Persian Iran, and then as an immigrant to Sweden, where she moved to at age 20 in the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution.”


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