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Roda Madziva

Assistant Professor in Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Roda Madziva is Assistant Professor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, at the University of Nottingham. She moved to this post after several post-doctoral years at the University of Nottingham. She holds a PhD (2011) and Master's (with Distinction) in Social Policy and Administration (2007), both from the University of Nottingham. Her doctoral thesis titled "'A Living Death': Zimbabwean Migrants in the UK who are Forced Apart from their Children", explored the experiences of Zimbabwean asylum seeking parents who were living in the UK while forcibly separated from their children by immigration laws. This ethnographic study has opened up new questions about 1) forced migration and parenthood 2) the role that immigration regimes play in keeping families apart, and 3) the complexities of transnational living in a globalized world. These have all represented important contributions to knowledge in the field of global sociology in a climate of growing global complex migration-asylum flows, as well as to public and policy discourse around the securitisation of immigration.

Teaching Summary

Teaching responsibilities:

MA in Social Sciences Research - Programme Convenor

Refugees and Human Rights (PG) - Module Convenor

Researching the Social: Contemporary Debates in Sociology (PG) - Module Convenor

Contemporary Sociological Theory (UG) - Module Convenor

Research Summary

Roda's research is mainly in the area of global sociology with a focus on migration, race and inequalities. Focusing on migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons and victims of human… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

Roda's research is mainly in the area of global sociology with a focus on migration, race and inequalities. Focusing on migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons and victims of human trafficking, her empirical work and publications to date have been mainly driven by the concern to expose the ideological assumptions that frame discourses of inclusion and exclusion, and the extent to which they reveal (racialised) hierarchies of human worth. Roda has worked closely with non-governmental organisations, migrant support organisations and faith communities at local, national and international levels.

Current projects include the following:

  • ESRC/GCRF funded study (as PI): 'Combating Human Trafficking: The role of NGOs in the fight against Human Trafficking In Zimbabwe' November 2019 - April 2021)
  • BA funded study (as CI): 'Disabled Refugee students Included and Visible in Education (DRIVE): Challenges and opportunities in three African countries' (March 2020 - March 2022)
  • UKRI/GCRF funded study, '(as CI) 'Internally Displaced Persons and COVID-19: Leveraging local low cost COVID-19 solutions in informal settlements in Zimbabwe' (August 2020 - February 2022).

Roda would be particularly interested in supervising research students with a focus on migration, race, ethnicity and inequalities.

ORCID: 0000-0003-2485-787x

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