David Yuzva Clement

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David Yuzva Clement is currently working as a Senior Research Analyst at the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence/Public Safety Canada. For his Ph.D. dissertation entitled ‘Open Child and Youth Work in the context of Salafism. Social Work and the Prevention of Radicalization’, published in German with Springer in 2020, he interviewed social workers who dealt with youth that radicalized to violence and analyzed their theoretical understandings and pedagogical approaches. He completed his Ph.D. in Religious Studies at the University of Erfurt, Germany, and a German Diploma Social Work degree which was officially accredited by the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW). David has published widely on issues ranging from social work in the context of CVE, human rights based approaches to social work with refugees, to the sociology of religion, non-formal education, as well as civic education and adolescence. Before moving to Canada in 2018, David worked at the Department of Child, Youth and Family Affairs, City of Bonn, Germany, in the field of program evaluation, community engagement, and social policy. Prior to this position, he worked with refugees and immigrant communities as a case manager. David also lectured and facilitated workshops on various issues including CVE. His research interest include social work, youth work, CVE, social work and CVE, various forms of violent extremism, religious studies, lived religion, youth and religion, religion and violence/violent extremism, religion and (im)migration.

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