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Dr Mikal Woldu joined the Pan-African frontiers and identities project as Postdoctoral Researcher

The Pan-African frontiers and identities project at SOAS University of London is pleased to welcome Dr Mikal Woldu as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, where she will study the concept of Pan-Africanism through the lens and experiences of second-generation Africans in the UK.

Dr Mikal Woldu holds a PhD in Anthropology from SOAS University of London. She previously worked as a consultant for Shabaka, a diaspora-focused research consultancy organisation in London.

She has experience in providing mental health support to young asylum seekers and refugees through a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive approach.

For the pan-African frontiers project, she will explore the extent to which political dynamics at local, national, and supranational levels contribute to specific formulations of identities that are situationally driven, and continuously shifting between specific ethnic and cultural references in the context of the broader Black and pan-African socio-cultural landscape.

Dr Mikal said: “I am excited to have joined the pan-African Frontiers project, and I look forward to contributing to existing scholarship on pan-Africanism through the lens of the African diaspora in the UK.”

Welcome, Mikal!


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