PhD candidate, University of Waikato
I am a PhD candidate in Geography programme at Waikato University, New Zealand. My PhD project is on the everyday experiences of refugee & migrant Muslim women in the Waikato region. I am delighted to be supervised by two internationally well-known scholars, professor Lynda Johnston, and professor Robyn Longhurst.
During the last three years, I explore how spatial characteristics and social identities of Muslim women (re)shape their inclusions and exclusions from different public spaces including work, recreational and educational places in the Waikato.
Conducting fieldworks in different countries including Iran, Sweden, and New Zealand, I am quite familiar with qualitative data-collection methods and ethics of research. I apply several methodologies in my fieldworks such as interviews, focus group, emotional map, photography and using online social media. I also worked as a researcher in different institutions, the most recent ones were the United Nations University in Barcelona and Macau. I wrote and produced reports, policy reports, and articles while working with these institutions. At the same time, I worked as a sessional assistant (tutoring) for the first-year undergraduate student of geography programme on GEOG103-15A and GEOG101-17A courses for 2014, 2015 and 2016 at the University of Waikato.
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