Zaira Solomons

Zaira Solomons

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    20192019

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    Biography

    I hold a PhD from the Centre for Global Learning, Coventry University, and have read for two Masters qualifications, prior to pursuing doctoral studies. I have an interest in areas of inequality, social (in)justice and stratification in the South African context, particularly, in how gender intersects with issues of social class and geospatiality in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related study and employment fields. Moreover, I was awarded the prestigeous Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad fellowship (SAS-2020-047) during my PhD tenure. This opportunity allowed me to organise a successful international conference on Decoloniality, Gender Equity and Diversity in South Africa, where I have presented a chapter from my thesis. Furthermore, I have collaborated on a succcessful bid with South African partner higher education institutions.  

     

    Research Interests

    South African higher education, Decolonial theory, Decolonial feminism, Participatory Parity, African storytelling

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, The wholistic experiences of knowing as Black South African women at university: the stories from the margins in STEM

    MSc

    Sociology, MA

    PGCE, Postgraduate Certificate

    BA (Hons), Degree

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