Margaret 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 also holds a Masters degree in International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Moi University, Kenya. She has four years’ university teaching experience in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Moi University where she has taught various undergraduate courses on topical issues ranging from national politics, international relations, gender, human rights, security and international migration. Her exemplary academic performance has earned her prestigious fellowships such as the Academy for African Urban Diversity Fellowship 2018, Erasmus Mundus International Credit Mobility Fellowship 2018, Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Research Fellowship (Proposal Development 2017-2018 and Dissertation Research Fellowship 2018-2019). She is a versatile, upcoming scholar and author with skills in execution of academic and policy research projects as well as leadership experience ranging from civil society to academic spheres.


Dissertation Title: Implications of securitisation on the Human security of Urban Somali Refugee Women in Nairobi, Kenya