Naseemah Mohamed

Postdoctoral Research Associate Humanitarian Collaborative

Naseemah Mohamed is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the UVA Humanitarian Collaborative at the University of Virginia. She received both her master’s degree and doctorate in comparative and international education policy as a Rhodes Scholar from the University of Oxford, and her bachelor’s degree in African studies and social studies from Harvard University. Her research is focused on the relationships amongst education, media, race, global politics, and violence in decolonial movements in Southern Africa in the 20th century. Her most recent projects document the use of education as a political, ideological and physical tool of war during Zimbabwe’s war of independence from the white settler government in Rhodesia (1964-1980) and the present use of Rhodesia as a global symbol of white supremacy.  A native of Zimbabwe, Mohamed is a first-generation academic. 

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