Dr Dominic Pasura

  • Lecturer in Sociology (Sociology)

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

Biography

Dominic Pasura is a Sociologist, Author and Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Glasgow. His combination of empirically grounded research and theoretical engagement has enabled him to make significant advances to broader theoretical debates in global migration, diaspora and transnationalism, race and ethnicity as well in international development and childhood studies. Dominic’s co-edited book 'Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism: Global Perspectives' (2016) analyse the impacts of migration and transnationalism on global Catholicism. It explores how migration and transnationalism are producing diverse spaces and encounters that are moulding the Roman Catholic Church as institution and parish, pilgrimage and network, community and people. Over the past six years, Dominic has published high-profile articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited books. His monograph, 'African Transnational Diasporas: Fractured Communities and Plural Identities of Zimbabweans in Britain' (2014) proposes a framework for understanding African transnational diasporas as well as charts the migration, settlement and transnational connections of Zimbabweans in Britain.

Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, Dominic 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.’ 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. Currently, Dominic is developing a research project “'Follow that Car!' Transnational Entrepreneurship and the Export of Second-Hand Cars from the UK to Africa by African Migrants. The overall aim of this project is to analyse the role of UK-based African diaspora entrepreneurs involved in the transnational used car trade in order to advance our understanding of the relationship between human mobility and socio-economic development in Africa.

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

  • Maria Mercedes Saavedra Corrada: The beautiful, fertile and, loving Virgin of Altagracia: A multisited ethnography of the Dominican community in Puerto Rico, University of Glasgow.
  • Stephen Trotter: Leavening Society - Religious institutions' role in integrating migrants in Norway, University of Glasgow.
  • Sylwia Sajid: UK Poles and interethnic relationships: attitudes and experiences, University of Glasgow.
  • 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.

Successful PhD completions

  • Helen Shipman: Conceptualizing child sexual abuse: voices from an informal settlement in Nairobi, successfully defended December 2016, University of Huddersfield.
  • Gloria Seruwagi: Examining the agency and construction of 'Orphans and Vulnerable Children' in rural Uganda, successfully defended January 2013, University of Huddersfield.

Teaching

Postgraduate

  • Postgraduate Taught Programme Convenor: MSc Equality and Human Rights; MRes Equality and Human Rights; MRes Sociology and Research Methods; MSc Sociology.
  • Class and Stratification

Undergraduate

  • Sociology Level 2: Inequalities and Identities
  • At Honours level, Diaspora: The Experience of Displacement, Difference and Migration.

Previous experience at the University of Glasgow

  • At Honours level, Sociology of Gender Relations.
  • At Honours level, General Paper.
  • Convened the University of Glasgow Sociology Seminar Series.

 

Additional information

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 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006
Number of items: 26.

2017

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

2016

Pasura, D. and Erdal, M. B. (Eds.) (2016) Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism: Global Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137583468

Pasura, D. (2016) Transnational religious practices among Zimbabwean Catholics in Britain. In: Pasura, D. and Erdal, M. B. (eds.) Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism: Global Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 121-144. ISBN 9781137583468 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-58347-5_6)

Pasura, D. and Erdal, M. B. (2016) Introduction: migration, transnationalism and Catholicism. In: Pasura, D. and Erdal, M. B. (eds.) Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9781137583468 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-58347-5_1)

2015

Pasura, D. (2015) Language and Muslim immigrant childhoods: the politics of belonging. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38(8), pp. 1457-1459. (doi:10.1080/01419870.2014.973433) [Book Review]

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) Shades of Belonging: African Pentecostals in twenty-first century Ireland. African Affairs, 110(438), pp. 154-155. (doi:10.1093/afraf/adq071) [Book Review]

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) Catholic Women of Congo-Brazzaville: Mothers and sisters in troubled times. African Affairs, 109(437), pp. 685-686. (doi:10.1093/afraf/adq054) [Book Review]

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

2009

Pasura, D. (2009) Zimbabwean Migrants in Britain: An Overview. Project Report. Network Migration in Europe.

2008

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

2006

Pasura, D. (2006) Zimbabwe: Mapping Exercise. Project Report. International Organization for Migration United Kingdom, London.

This list was generated on Sun Aug 20 06:28:12 2017 BST.
Number of items: 26.

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. (2016) Transnational religious practices among Zimbabwean Catholics in Britain. In: Pasura, D. and Erdal, M. B. (eds.) Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism: Global Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 121-144. ISBN 9781137583468 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-58347-5_6)

Pasura, D. and Erdal, M. B. (2016) Introduction: migration, transnationalism and Catholicism. In: Pasura, D. and Erdal, M. B. (eds.) Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9781137583468 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-58347-5_1)

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

Book Reviews

Pasura, D. (2015) Language and Muslim immigrant childhoods: the politics of belonging. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38(8), pp. 1457-1459. (doi:10.1080/01419870.2014.973433) [Book Review]

Pasura, D. (2011) Shades of Belonging: African Pentecostals in twenty-first century Ireland. African Affairs, 110(438), pp. 154-155. (doi:10.1093/afraf/adq071) [Book Review]

Pasura, D. (2010) Catholic Women of Congo-Brazzaville: Mothers and sisters in troubled times. African Affairs, 109(437), pp. 685-686. (doi:10.1093/afraf/adq054) [Book Review]

Edited Books

Pasura, D. and Erdal, M. B. (Eds.) (2016) Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism: Global Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137583468

Research Reports or Papers

Pasura, D. (2009) Zimbabwean Migrants in Britain: An Overview. Project Report. Network Migration in Europe.

Pasura, D. (2006) Zimbabwe: Mapping Exercise. Project Report. International Organization for Migration United Kingdom, London.

This list was generated on Sun Aug 20 06:28:12 2017 BST.