Senior Researcher, African Scholar Programme
Nadira Omarjee is an decolonial feminist scholar, focusing her research on Decolonial Feminst Pedagogy: decolonization, feminism, education, decolonial curriculum, intersectionality, gender and antiracism.
Nadira Omarjee has worked as an independent development consultant, freelance journalist and, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). She currently holds a Visiting Scholar position at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and is a Research Associate at The University of the Western Cape. She has convened courses on decolonial feminist pedagogy at both UCT & UWC.
Her academic background includes a BA from the University of Cape Town, MPhil from a collaboration between the University of the Western Cape and Utrecht University. Her PhD obtained from the University of Johannesburg analysed media representations of HIV and AIDS, using discourse analysis and a feminist psychoanalytic lens.
Her latest book looks at the decolonial student movements in Cape Town and Amsterdam.