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Between Hostility and Cosmopolitanism: Somali migrant women in Nairobi and Johannesburg

November 21, 2017 at 2:30 PM

Location:433 (History Lounge) Paterson Hall

Nereida Ripero-Muñiz is a lecturer and researcher from Spain based at the University of the Witwatersrand. She started researching the Somali community in Nairobi in 2007. In 2016, she was awarded a PhD by the University of the Witwatersrand. Her doctoral thesis investigated identity construction among Somali women living in Nairobi and Johannesburg. Her current research focuses on the transnational cultural links of the global Somali diaspora. She also was the researcher behind the collaborative photography project “Metropolitan Nomads: A Journey Through Johannesburg’s Little Mogadishu” currently on display on the 4th Floor of Paterson Hall.