Suva, C., Jingzhou, L., Sigurdson, E., Torio, J. & Gonzalez Benson, O. (2022) A case study of community-based, cross-sectoral crisis response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Serving racialized immigrant communities. Global Social Welfare, 9, 193-202.

(Under Review) Suva, C., Jingzhou, L., Sigurdson, E., Gonzalez Benson, O. & Torio, J. Immigrant integration, social connections, impacts and service use during the COVID-19 pandemic: Illustrating in/visible pandemic disruptions to integration. Journal of Identity and Migration Studies.


Grand Rapids:

(R&R) Gonzalez Benson, O., Yoshihama, M. & *Routte, I. Organizational legitimacy and grassroots organizations: The tensions between internal and external legitimacy. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

(R&R) Gonzalez Benson, O., *Asadi, L., Yoshihama, M. & Pimentel Walker, A. Cultural-legal brokering and gender relations: Examining refugee-serving institutions upon resettlement. International Journal of Social Welfare.

Gonzalez Benson, O., *Routte, I., Pimentel Walker, A., Yoshihama, M. & *Kelly, A. (2022). Refugee-led organizations’ crisis response during the COVID-19 pandemic. Refuge, 38(1), 62-77.

Gonzalez Benson, O., Pimentel Walker, A.P., Yoshihama, M., *Burnett, C. & *Asadi, L. (2019). A framework for ancillary health services provided by refugee and immigrant-run CBOs: Language assistance, systems navigation, and hands on support. Journal of Community Medicine

Gonzalez Benson, O., Yoshihama, M., Ellis, J., Pimentel, A., *Usui, M. & *Chang, S. (2022). Piloting Participatory Action Research: Community as intermediary in education pathways of Congolese refugee youth. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 28(3), 316-324.

Pimentel Walker, A., *Sanga, N., Yoshihama, M., Gonzalez Benson, O. & *Routte, R. (2022). Participatory Action Research in times of COVID-19: Adapting approaches with Refugee-Led Community-Based Organizations. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 16(2), 69-76.

Pimentel Walker, A., *Sanga, N., Yoshihama, M. & Gonzalez Benson, O. (2021) Risk communication and institutional racism: The protective health effect of refugee-led community organizations. Health Security, 19(1), S-89-S-94.

(Under Review) Gonzalez Benson, O., *Yu, M. & Magan, I. Outreach work in “hard-to-reach” communities: A critical analysis of task shifting, contact making, establishing credibility and on-the-spot, solution-focused assistance.

(Under Review) Gonzalez Benson, O., *Judelsohn, A. & Pimentel Walker, A. Institutional links and refugee-led community organizations: A Bourdieusian analysis.



Bermudez, R., *Temprosa, T. & Gonzalez Benson, O. (2018). Displacement as disaster: Marawi IDPs in the Philippines. Forced Migration Review.



(R&R) Albader, B., Gonzalez Benson, O., Besprozvany, V., Godin, E., *Siciliano, A. & Soltani, I. Families of missing migrants as popular myth (-making) agents. Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

Gonzalez Benson, O., Besprozvany, V., Albader, B., Godin, E., *Siciliano, A. & Soltani, I. (In Press).  Scale and design through Action Research: Visualizing loss and agency with the families of missing migrants of the Mediterranean: Action Research.

Gonzalez Benson, O. & *Siciliano, A. (2021). A rights-based framework in social work field education and international development work: Insights from a Global Independent Study in Tunisia. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, 6, 183-192.

Gonzalez Benson, O., Besprozvany, V., Godin, E., *Siciliano, *Albader, B. & Soltani, I. (2021). Missing Migrants of the Mediterranean. Forced Migration Review, 66.

Soltani, I., Gonzalez Benson, O., Besprozvany, V., Godin, E., & *Albader, B. (2021). Missing Migrants of the Mediterranean. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Mixed Migration Center. Conference Proceedings, February 2021.