In this first English episode of MeltingPod we are happy to welcome Dr. Rose Jaji (IDOS-Institute) to talk about gender and migration in the context of the global south. Rose tells us about the relation between gender fluidity and sex in Zimbabwe, about how gender roles changed with the colonial oppression and how migration nowadays is shifting gender and power relations once again. We also learn about reflexive ethnography and how we can be more sensitive as scientists in terms of inter- and intracultural aspects of the research we conduct and our positioning in the research process.
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About our guest Dr. Rose Jaji
For further reading Jaji, Rose and Ulrike Krause (2022): Exklusives Flüchtlingsschutzregime, koloniale „Andere“ und Geschlechterdichotomie. Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung. 11: 195-20 Jaji, Rose (2022): TRANSNATIONAL MIGRATION AND RECONFIGURATION OF THE FAMILY IN ZIMBABWE. REMHU, Rev. Interdiscip. Mobil. Hum. 30 (66): 227-242. As additional resources for critically examining the portrayals of migration in Africa, we would like to highlight two blogposts by Rose: The Bifurcated Migration Lexicon and Trend-defying Trajectories. Migration Mobilities Bristol (MMB), 18 October 2022. Essentialism and the Making of African Refugees, Africa is a Country, 01 April 2021.
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