School of Social and Political Science

One Pusumane

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PhD student

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School of Social and Political Science

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University of Edinburgh

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Research interests

Research interests

Conference presentations

African Communities Symposium: Heritage, Identities, Languages, and Arts - 2020

North-West University MA Seminar Series, South Africa  -2020

International Association For Feminist Economics - 2019


PhD studentship: University of Edinburgh - Leiden University Partnership - 2020

HRH Prince of Wales Commonwealth Scholarship, Cambridge Trust - University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall) - 2019

Global South Scholar Travel Grant, Münster University International Model United Nations- 2018

ALU Inaugural Class Scholarship: African Leadership College  - 2016

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, A-Levels Scholarship: Maru a Pula School -2014

Non- academic Awards

Honourable Mention Award 2018,​ Munster University Model United Nations: Germany 

Bessie Head Literature Awards, 2nd Runner Up: Novel Category: Botswana-2013


PhD Title

Examining Èkó gb’olè, ó gb’ọ̀lẹ : Precarious intimacies of spaces, bodies, and dreams in transition    



PhD in African Studies: 2020-Present  - University of Edinburgh

MPhil in African Studies: 2019-2020 - University of Cambridge 

B.A (Hons) in Social Sciences: 2016-2019 - African Leadership College

Current and Past Supervisors 

Dr Iwilade: Center of African Studies- University of Edinburgh 

Dr Branch: Center of African Studies - University of Cambridge  (Trinity Hall)

Dr Auerbach and Dr O'Hagen: Social Sciences Department - African Leadership College