Curated on this site is a collection of the work of Dr Shona Kambarami.
Shona is a Medical Doctor who graduated from the University of Queensland in 2009. She also holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Griffith University.
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 women’s health and migration policy. Shona’s Masters thesis was a series of essays which explored the ways in which displaced women and girls experience migration and migrant health policy, and how their different identities interact with national and international immigration law and border enforcement. She also has research interests in feminism, the female biography, race, and African governance.
Shona is 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 student and faculty activist community to the first 100 Days of the Trump Administration. Shona served as an Editorial Director and Researcher.
Presently, she is celebrating the release of “Growing Up African In Australia” (April 2019, Black Inc. Books), Australia’s first non-fiction Afro-diasporic anthology, in which she contributed an essay. She is currently speaking about and promoting the book.
Her next written work began with her Master’s thesis. Questions posed in her research encouraged further exploration about migrant women’s health, and have formed the basis for an exploration of Black migrant and Indigenous women’s interactions with the Australian health system. In particular, she is interested in how Black women in Australia encounter, and are treated, by health professionals during pregnancy, and the different ways that health and social policy discriminate against us.
Shona is currently developing these essays into a full length book of creative non-fiction essays. She is yet to secure a publisher.