- Research Fellow
Linda Musariri is an interdisciplinary scientific researcher whose research broadly focuses on migration, gender, violence, climate change, and the role of development interventions in shaping these worlds in South Africa. Having completed her PhD in Anthropology at the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam (UvA), she is now a post-doctoral fellow at the African Centre for Migration and Society at Wits, South Africa, supporting the ARUA African Academy for Migration Research (AAMR). Alongside this, she is a Junior Fellow at AGIHD in the Social Science and Global Health Research Priority Area and also teaches at the Vrije University Amsterdam (VU) in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology.
Since 2010 she has been working as a researcher and project manager in the NGO sector in South Africa, focusing mainly on gender equality issues. For example, she worked in a research and advocacy role at Gender Links, a Southern African organization committed to a region in which women and men can participate equally in all aspects of public and private life by the provisions of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development. Here, she contributed to the (SADC) Protocol Alliance Barometer, an annual publication that has been tracking the progress of all SADC countries in achieving the targets of the SADC Gender Protocol. Linda also possesses a Master’s Degree in Demography and Population Studies from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg (Wits).