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Ms Karen Desborough

Ms Karen Desborough

Ms Karen Desborough

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Research summary

Southern African Rurality in Higher Education (SARiHE) project

I am Research Associate on the SARiHE project, which aims to address the knowledge gap that exists regarding the transition from rural school and home contexts to university learning in Southern Africa. The study will trace the trajectory and implications of this transition in order to develop inclusive teaching and learning practices, and support mechanisms and structures in universities. The project has adopted a participatory research approach, working with student co-researchers across three universities in South Africa, who will document their prior learning in rural areas and their experience as university students ...

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Biography

I am Research Associate on the Southern African Rurality in Higher Education (SARiHE) project (Graduate School of Education).

I am a PhD candidate in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) funded through a University of Bristol Postgraduate Research Scholarship. I am researching the emergence, development and impact of the global anti-street harassment movement.

I am an active member of the Gender Research Centre (GRC) and from 2015-2016 was a member of the GRC management team.

Previous positions and education

Research Assistant, Transforming Insecurity project, University of Bristol, 2013-2015

Research Collaborator, Impact, University of Bristol, 2012-2013

SCOOP Project ...

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