Curated on this site is a collection of the work of Dr Shona Kambarami.
She holds a Master of International Affairs from the New School in Manhattan, New York City and has a special interest in gender discrimination in migration and development policy. She also has research interests in the feminism, the female biography, race, and African governance.
Her main research and commentary interrogates the hidden female biography, particularly of migrants and racial and ethnic minorities. She explores the consequences of history being written by and about powerful men, while largely ignoring the contributions of women, and questions how that ongoing practice has far-reaching policy effects, particularly for women and ethnic minorities in vulnerable situations, especially displacement.
Shona’s Masters thesis is a series of essays which explore the ways in which displaced women and girls experience migration policy, and how their different identities interact with national and international immigration law and border enforcement. The completed thesis is a manuscript currently being developed into a full length book of essays.
Shona is also a writer, and has been published in The Nation among other publications. She is a contributor to the acclaimed online journal, africasacountry.com, where she writes about Zimbabwe, and African feminism. She served as Editor-in-Chief for The New Context, the Student Journal of International Affairs at The New School, during her time as a Master’s Student. Her first published book, was a collaborative effort called SANCTUARY: The First 100 Days, which documents the collective response of The New School to the first 100 Days of the Trump Administration. Shona served as an Editorial Director and Researcher.