Selina Pasirayi

(School of Global Studies, University of Sussex)

Selina is a doctoral student at the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex under the supervision of Professor JoAnn McGregor and Professor Michael Collyer. Her doctoral research focuses on urban activism in local governance in Harare, Zimbabwe. The research is part of the Migrants on the Margins Project, funded by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), which focuses on migration, environmental change, and urban governance in Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Hargeisa (Somaliland). Selina possesses an MA Disasters, Adaptation and Development from King’s College London (U.K.) and a BSc. Honours Agricultural Economics, University of Zimbabwe. Selina is a former recipient of the inaugural King’s – Canon Collins Trust Scholarship for Masters Study; the Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre Young Scholar award and the START Network Graduate award for research in climate risk management. She has technical expertise in entrepreneurial programme management and resource mobilisation, working in the fields of humanitarian assistance, urban governance, climate risk management and resilience building. Selina’s research interests, which are particularly focused on Southern Africa, cross the boundaries between political, historical-cultural and development geography.