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Dr Bashair Ahmed

Post:Research Associate (School of Global Studies)
Other posts:Research Student (Sussex European Institute)
Personal homepage:Diaspora. Migration. Activism- DMA Dialogues
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Bashair Ahmed is a Doctoral Researcher at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR). Her research title: 'Reasons for Giving Back?: Motivations for Engaging in Transnational Political Activism by Adult Children of Migrants from the Horn of Africa' is focused on 1.5 and second generation diasporabased in London and Washington, D.C.

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Bashair Ahmed is a Research Associate at Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR). Bashair holds a PhD in Migration Studies from the University of Sussex. Her thesis, Reasons for giving back? : motivations for engaging in transnational political activism by adult children of migrants from the Horn of Africa, explores the drivers for engaging in activism for the adult children of migrants from the Horn of Africa based in London (United Kingdom) and Washington, D.C. (United States). 


She is also the CEO of Shabaka, a research and consulting organisation focused on diaspora engagement in humanitarian action.