Dr Dominic Pasura
- Lecturer in Sociology (Sociology)
telephone: +440141 330 4090
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.
- African diasporas
- Religious transnationalism
- Migration and development
- Migration, gender and sexuality
- Childhood studies
- African studies, with particular focus on Southern Africa
- 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.
- Religious Transnationalism: The case of Zimbabwean Catholics in Britain. ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Grant Number: PTA-026-27-2212 (July 2009- June 2010) £78,375.11. The project examined the ways in which mainstream churches engendered migrants’ maintenance of transnational ties and improved their integration into British society.
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.
- Postgraduate Taught Programme Convenor: MSc Equality and Human Rights; MRes Equality and Human Rights; MRes Sociology and Research Methods; MSc Sociology.
- Class and Stratification
- 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.
Membership of Research Centres and Networks and Professional associations
- British Sociological Association
- African Studies Association, UK
- African Studies Association, US
- British Zimbabwe Society