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Aurore Iradukunda

PhD Researcher


Aurore Iradukunda is a doctoral researcher within the Department of Politics and International Studies. She is the recipient of the ‘Pan-African frontiers’ project PhD Studentship. 

Spanning the years from 1945 to 1975, her doctoral research project delves into subversive political education initiatives within anti-colonial African youth movements in Portugal. Situated against the backdrop of the liberation struggles in Lusophone Africa, her research interrogates the modes and contexts within which Pan-African conscientization is developed as a means towards political praxis. It probes diverse empirical axes, including the politics of space, transnational solidarity building, and processes of identity (re)formation and conscientization.  

Prior to joining SOAS, Aurore worked at various organizations including the International Labour Organization, Doctors of the World UK, the LSE Africa Summit and Apathy is Boring on thematics related to African development, migrant health, labour migration, African diaspora engagement, youth civic engagement and education.

She is the co-founder of SAYASPORA, an African women-led mediatech platform; and co-host of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast where she focuses on the African diaspora. Aurore holds an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BASc in African Studies and Molecular Cell Biology from McGill University.

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