P.K. Mbasalaki

I am a PhD Candidate in the department of Gender Studies – Faculty of Humanities Utrecht University. I was born in Uganda but consider myself to be a ‘global nomad’ having lived on several of the continents. My background and interest is in gender and development. I have varied working experience but mostly with the UN, such as UNAIDS, WHO and as such have worked in the field of HIV, gender mainstreaming and empowerment, policy framework in relation to violence against women as well as maternal and child health. I completed my undergraduate degree with University of Cape Town and 1st post graduate with Stellenbosch University. I did my RMA with both Utrecht University and University of Hull in the UK as part of the Erasmus Mundus Gender and Women’s Studies programme. My PhD research project, which is NWO funded, tackles the intersections of sexuality, HIV and Violence among women in South African Townships. I am currently doing my field work in South Africa as part of the data collection phase.

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Queer in Africa – Confronting the Crisis

I arrived in South Africa on a data collection mission for my PhD at the beginning of the year. It has been a journey full of excitement to say the least. There is a lot to talk about during my period of stay but in this blog, but for this blog, I will mostly focus […]

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