Margaret Monyani

Margaret Monyani is a doctoral candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa pursuing a PhD in international relations. Her dissertation focuses on international migration regimes specifically the global dynamics associated with refugee governance from an African standpoint by exploring the livelihood situations of Somali women refugees in Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently a Sessional Lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She a three time recipient of SSRC’s Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Research Fellowships (2017, 2018, 2019). Her exemplary academic performance has earned her other prestigious fellowships such as the New Med Research Network Writing grant (2020), the Andrew Mellon Governing Intimacies Project (2019-2020), Academy for African Urban Diversity Fellowship 2018, and Erasmus Mundus International Credit Mobility Fellowship 2018. She is a versatile author with skills in the execution of academic and policy research projects as well as leadership experience ranging from civil society to academic spheres. Margaret is also a research affiliate with the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London.