Dr. M. H. Raza


Childhood Ed and Family Studies

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Childhood Ed and Family Studies
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897


Dr. Hassan Raza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Childhood Education and Family Studies at Missouri State University. His research is grounded in Bioecological theory and social justice. The focus of his research is to examine the reciprocal relationships of working women with individuals in multiple ecological contexts, such as work, family, and community, to understand their experiences and to find out those factors that can help working women to decrease work-family conflict and maintain a healthy work-family balance. He also conducts cross-cultural research to highlight the vulnerabilities of women living in developing countries. He uses quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, and action research techniques in his research. He has expertise in quantitative research methodologies and statistical modelings, such as multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, and hierarchical linear modeling.



  • PhD, Family Studies, Montclair State University


  • CFD 163 Relationships in Today's Families
  • CFD 361 Principles of Family Development
  • ECE 727 Children and Families in a Diverse Society
  • CFD 761 Advanced Family Studies

Research and professional interests

Selected peer-reviewed publications

  • Raza, H., van Eeden-Moorefield, B., Lee, S., & Lieberman, L. (2019), Contextual Influences on Contraception Use among Poor Women in Pakistan. Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, 14, 53-77. doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/S1530-353520190000014003
  • Raza, H., Baron, L., van Eeden-Moorefield, B., & Lyndal, K. (In Press). Factors predicting intimate partner violence among married women in Pakistan. South Asian Journal of Social Sciences.
  • Raza, H. (In Press). The role of reflexivity in participatory action research to empower culturally- diverse communities in Pakistan. Journal of Rural and Community Development.
  • Raza, H., van Eeden-Moorefield, B., Grzywacz, J., Linver, M., & Soyoung, L. (2018). A longitudinal examination of the work-family conflict among working mothers in the United States. Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, 13, 107-129. doi:10.1108/S1530-353520180000013007
  • Raza, H. (2017). Participatory action research: Working beyond disaster towards prevention. Natural Hazards, 90 (1), 1-15. doi. 10.1007/s11069-017-3114-x
  • Raza, H. (2017). Using a mixed method approach to discuss the intersectionalities of class, education, and gender in natural disasters for rural vulnerable communities in Pakistan. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 12 (1), 128-148. Retrieved from http://journals.brandonu.ca/jrcd/issue/view/37