Dr Dominic Pasura

  • Lecturer in Sociology (Sociology)

telephone: +440141 330 4090
email: Dominic.Pasura@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

I joined the University in August 2015 as a Lecturer in Sociology. I earned my PhD in Sociology at the University of Warwick, in June 2008, specialising in migration, diaspora and transnationalism. My PhDthesis, a multi-sited ethnography of the Zimbabwean diaspora in Britain, explored the ways in which different spatial settings shape diasporic identities and cleavages, influencing the development of transnational networks and political engagements.

Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, I taught and researched at the Universities of Middlesex and Huddersfield. From 2009 to 2010, he was an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Geography at the University College London, where he worked on the project ‘Religious Transnationalism: The Case of Zimbabwean Catholics in Britain.’ The project examined the ways in which mainstream churches engendered migrants’ maintenance of transnational ties and improved their integration into British society. Most recently, an ESRC Knowledge exchange grant (RES-192-22-0132) explored international, cross-cultural understandings of research into child sexual abuse and identified ways to address the problem in the Caribbean.

Over the past six years, I have published high-profile articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited books. My recent book, 'African Transnational Diasporas: Fractured Communities and Plural Identities of Zimbabweans in Britain' (2014) published by Palgrave Macmillan, proposes a framework for understanding African transnational diasporas as well as charts  the migration, settlement and transnational connections of Zimbabweans in Britain. To mark the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent (2015 to 2024), Routledge and Taylor & Francis are offering free access to a selection of articles exploring Diaspora, including three of my recent articles. In addition, I am the leading co-editor of the academic volume 'Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism: Global Perspectives' to be published by Palgrave in 2016. The edited volume of 15 chapters will explore the intersections of migration, mobilities, diaspora and transnationalism with the Roman Catholic Church as institution, community, parishes, networks and people.

Research interests

  • African diasporas
  • Religious transnationalism
  • Migration and development
  • Migration, gender and sexuality
  • Childhood studies
  • African studies, with particular focus on Southern Africa

Grants

  • 2014–2015: African Diasporas’ Engagements: The Case of Zimbabwe, Gambia and Somalia
    (Middlesex University) £5000.
  • Towards the Prevention and Intervention of Child Sexual Abuse: Cross-cultural Explorations, Explanations and Impact Evaluations (April 2011-January 2012). ESRC Knowledge Exchange Small Grants Scheme (RES-192-22-0132) £9,150. Investigators: Professor Adele Jones (Principal Investigator) and Dr Dominic Pasura (Co-investigator). The research project, a collaboration of three institutions, that is, the Centre for Applied Childhood Studies, University of Huddersfield, the Social Work Unit, University of the West Indies (UWI) and Stop it Now!, a US-based organisation involved in research to prevent child sexual abuse, explored international, cross-cultural understandings of research into child sexual abuse and identified ways to address the problem.

Supervision

Current PhD students

  • Helen Shipman: ‘Conceptualizing child sexual abuse: voices from an informal settlement in Nairobi’ (External Supervisor, registered with the University of Huddersfield).
  • William Suk: ‘Transnationalism, kinship and activism among the Zimbabwean diaspora in South Africa and the United Kingdom’ (External Supervisor, registered with Syracuse University, the US).
  • Dr Gloria Seruwagi: ‘Examining the agency and construction of 'Orphans and Vulnerable Children' in rural Uganda.’ University of Huddersfield, (Second Supervisor).

Successful PhD completions

  • Dr Gloria Seruwagi: ‘Examining the agency and construction of 'Orphans and Vulnerable Children' in rural Uganda.’ University of Huddersfield, (Second Supervisor).

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Sociology Level 2: Inequalities and Identities
  • Sociology of Gender Relations (convenor)
  • General Paper (convenor)

Postgraduate

  • Class and Stratification

Additional information

Additional information

  • Convenor of Sociology Seminar Series
  • Member of the School Ethics Committee
  • British Sociological Association
  • African Studies Association, UK
  • African Studies Association, US
  • British Zimbabwe Society

Membership of Research Centres and Networks and Professional associations

  • British Sociological Association
  • African Studies Association, UK
  • African Studies Association, US
  • British Zimbabwe Society

External sites

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2017 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008
Number of items: 18.

2017

Pasura, D., and Christou, A. (2017) Theorizing black (African) transnational masculinities. Men and Masculinities, (doi:10.1177/1097184X17694992) (Early Online Publication)

2014

Kufakurinani, U., Pasura, D., and McGregor, J. (2014) Transnational parenting and the emergence of 'diaspora orphans’ in Zimbabwe. African Diaspora, 7(1), pp. 114-138. (doi:10.1163/18725465-00701006)

McGregor, J., and Pasura, D. (2014) Frameworks for analyzing conflict diasporas and the case of Zimbabwe. African Diaspora, 7(1), pp. 1-13. (doi:10.1163/18725465-00701001)

Pasura, D. (2014) African Transnational Diasporas: Fractured Communities and Plural Identities of Zimbabweans in Britain. Series: Migration, diasporas and citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137326584

Tinarwo, M. T., and Pasura, D. (2014) Negotiating and contesting gendered and sexual identities in the Zimbabwean diaspora. Journal of Southern African Studies, 40(3), pp. 521-538. (doi:10.1080/03057070.2014.909258)

2013

Pasura, D., Jones, A.D., Hafner, J.A., Maharaj, P.E., Nathaniel-DeCaires, K., and Johnson, E.J. (2013) Competing meanings of childhood and the social construction of child sexual abuse in the Caribbean. Childhood, 20(2), pp. 200-214. (doi:10.1177/0907568212462255)

Pasura, D., Jones, A., and Da Breo, H. (2013) IMPACT: interventions and mitigations to prevent the abuse of children: it’s time a public health oriented systems model for change. In: Adele, A. (ed.) Understanding Child Sexual Abuse: Perspectives from the Caribbean. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 239-222. ISBN 9781137020048

Pasura, D. (2013) Modes of incorporation and transnational Zimbabwean migration to Britain. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 36(1), pp. 199-218. (doi:10.1080/01419870.2011.626056)

Pasura, D. (2013) Rights beyond borders: the Zimbabwean diaspora and the politics of citizenship. In: Kaulemu, D. (ed.) Imagining Citizenship in Zimbabwe. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung: Harare, pp. 138-147.

2012

Pasura, D. (2012) A fractured transnational diaspora: the case of Zimbabweans in Britain. International Migration, 50(1), pp. 143-161. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2435.2010.00675.x)

Pasura, D. (2012) Religious transnationalism: the case of Zimbabwean Catholics in Britain. Journal of Religion in Africa, 42(1), pp. 26-53. (doi:10.1163/157006612X629069)

2011

Pasura, D. (2011) Toward a multisited ethnography of the Zimbabwean diaspora in Britain. Identities, 18(3), pp. 250-272. (doi:10.1080/1070289X.2011.635372)

2010

Pasura, D. (2010) A gendered analysis of land reforms in Zimbabwe. Womens Studies International Forum, 33(5), pp. 443-454. (doi:10.1016/j.wsif.2010.04.002)

McGregor, J., and Pasura, D. (2010) Diasporic repositioning and the politics of re-engagement: developmentalising Zimbabwe's diaspora? Round Table, 99(411), pp. 687-703. (doi:10.1080/00358533.2010.530413)

Pasura, D. (2010) Zimbabwean transnational diaspora politics in Britain. In: Primorac, R. and McGregor, J. (eds.) Zimbabwe’s New Diaspora: Displacement and the Cultural Politics of Survival. Series: Studies in forced migration (31). Berghahn Books: New York, NY, pp. 103-121. ISBN 9781845456580

Pasura, D. (2010) Competing meanings of the diaspora: the case of Zimbabweans in Britain. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36(9), pp. 1445-1461. (doi:10.1080/1369183X.2010.498670)

Pasura, D. (2010) Regendering the Zimbabwean diaspora in Britain. In: Crush, J. and Tevera, D. (eds.) Zimbabwe's Exodus: Crisis, Migration, Survival. International Development Research Centre: Cape Town, pp. 208-222. ISBN 9781920409227

2008

Pasura, D. (2008) Gendering the diaspora: Zimbabwean migrants in Britain. African Diaspora, 1(1), pp. 86-109. (doi:10.1163/187254608X346060)

This list was generated on Sat Mar 25 11:47:37 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 18.

Articles

Pasura, D., and Christou, A. (2017) Theorizing black (African) transnational masculinities. Men and Masculinities, (doi:10.1177/1097184X17694992) (Early Online Publication)

Kufakurinani, U., Pasura, D., and McGregor, J. (2014) Transnational parenting and the emergence of 'diaspora orphans’ in Zimbabwe. African Diaspora, 7(1), pp. 114-138. (doi:10.1163/18725465-00701006)

McGregor, J., and Pasura, D. (2014) Frameworks for analyzing conflict diasporas and the case of Zimbabwe. African Diaspora, 7(1), pp. 1-13. (doi:10.1163/18725465-00701001)

Tinarwo, M. T., and Pasura, D. (2014) Negotiating and contesting gendered and sexual identities in the Zimbabwean diaspora. Journal of Southern African Studies, 40(3), pp. 521-538. (doi:10.1080/03057070.2014.909258)

Pasura, D., Jones, A.D., Hafner, J.A., Maharaj, P.E., Nathaniel-DeCaires, K., and Johnson, E.J. (2013) Competing meanings of childhood and the social construction of child sexual abuse in the Caribbean. Childhood, 20(2), pp. 200-214. (doi:10.1177/0907568212462255)

Pasura, D. (2013) Modes of incorporation and transnational Zimbabwean migration to Britain. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 36(1), pp. 199-218. (doi:10.1080/01419870.2011.626056)

Pasura, D. (2012) A fractured transnational diaspora: the case of Zimbabweans in Britain. International Migration, 50(1), pp. 143-161. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2435.2010.00675.x)

Pasura, D. (2012) Religious transnationalism: the case of Zimbabwean Catholics in Britain. Journal of Religion in Africa, 42(1), pp. 26-53. (doi:10.1163/157006612X629069)

Pasura, D. (2011) Toward a multisited ethnography of the Zimbabwean diaspora in Britain. Identities, 18(3), pp. 250-272. (doi:10.1080/1070289X.2011.635372)

Pasura, D. (2010) A gendered analysis of land reforms in Zimbabwe. Womens Studies International Forum, 33(5), pp. 443-454. (doi:10.1016/j.wsif.2010.04.002)

McGregor, J., and Pasura, D. (2010) Diasporic repositioning and the politics of re-engagement: developmentalising Zimbabwe's diaspora? Round Table, 99(411), pp. 687-703. (doi:10.1080/00358533.2010.530413)

Pasura, D. (2010) Competing meanings of the diaspora: the case of Zimbabweans in Britain. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36(9), pp. 1445-1461. (doi:10.1080/1369183X.2010.498670)

Pasura, D. (2008) Gendering the diaspora: Zimbabwean migrants in Britain. African Diaspora, 1(1), pp. 86-109. (doi:10.1163/187254608X346060)

Books

Pasura, D. (2014) African Transnational Diasporas: Fractured Communities and Plural Identities of Zimbabweans in Britain. Series: Migration, diasporas and citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137326584

Book Sections

Pasura, D., Jones, A., and Da Breo, H. (2013) IMPACT: interventions and mitigations to prevent the abuse of children: it’s time a public health oriented systems model for change. In: Adele, A. (ed.) Understanding Child Sexual Abuse: Perspectives from the Caribbean. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 239-222. ISBN 9781137020048

Pasura, D. (2013) Rights beyond borders: the Zimbabwean diaspora and the politics of citizenship. In: Kaulemu, D. (ed.) Imagining Citizenship in Zimbabwe. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung: Harare, pp. 138-147.

Pasura, D. (2010) Zimbabwean transnational diaspora politics in Britain. In: Primorac, R. and McGregor, J. (eds.) Zimbabwe’s New Diaspora: Displacement and the Cultural Politics of Survival. Series: Studies in forced migration (31). Berghahn Books: New York, NY, pp. 103-121. ISBN 9781845456580

Pasura, D. (2010) Regendering the Zimbabwean diaspora in Britain. In: Crush, J. and Tevera, D. (eds.) Zimbabwe's Exodus: Crisis, Migration, Survival. International Development Research Centre: Cape Town, pp. 208-222. ISBN 9781920409227

This list was generated on Sat Mar 25 11:47:37 2017 GMT.