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Natasha Dyer, Ph.D. Candidate

The University of Edinburgh

City: Edinburgh, Scotland

Country: United Kingdom

About Me:

I am an international development professional, having worked across Africa, parts of Eastern Europe, the US and UK for ten years for initiatives and organisations improving access to quality education, peacebuilding and gender equality. I am now a PhD candidate in African Studies and International Development at the University of Edinburgh, working in tandem with the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Research Interests

African Politics

Gender and Politics

Class, Inequality, and Labor Politics

Foreign Policy

Political Communication

Race, Ethnicity and Politics






Violence And Security

Countries of Interest

South Africa

My Research:

I am conducting research into the gendered impacts of urban mobility and migration into South Africa in the context of xenophobic violence and increased hostility towards migrants across the country. My research looks to investigate and contextualise primarily female agency in traditionally patriarchal contexts with increasingly loosely defined boundaries and cultural rules.