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Dr. Rosemary Jaji


Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology, Bayreuth University, Germany, 2009; Master of Science in Sociology and Social Anthropology, University of Zimbabwe, 2003; Bachelor of Science in Sociology, University of Zimbabwe, 2001.

Academic Appointments:

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:

Migration/refugees, Peace and conflict studies, Identity, Belonging, Citizenship, Gender, Return migration and Peace building in Zimbabwe, Legal Anthropology

Faculty: Social And Behavioural Sciences
Department: Community and Social Development
Research Category: Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Rosemary Jaji is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Community and Social Development , University of Zimbabwe. Her doctoral thesis focused on “Refugee women and the experiences of local integration in Nairobi, Kenya.” She has widely published on refugee masculinities and femininities, refugee containment, refugee hosting and identity, asylum seekers, and border crossing.

Phone: 263 242 303211 Ext 14000

1. Jaji, R. (2017). Under the shadow of genocide: Rwandans, ethnicity and refugee status. Ethnicities, 17(1), 47-65.
2. Jaji, R. (2016). The patriarchal logic, ‘encroaching’ femininity and migrant Zimbabwean women. Kabbo ka Muwala [The Girl’s Basket], 19.
3. Jaji, R. (2015). Normative, agitated, and rebellious femininities among East and Central African refugee women. Gender, Place & Culture, 22(4), 494-509.

4. Jaji, R. (2009). Masculinity on unstable ground: Young refugee men in Nairobi, Kenya. Journal of Refugee Studies, 22(2), 177-194.

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