Dr Dominic Pasura

  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology (Sociology)

Biography

Dominic Pasura is a Sociologist, Author and Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Glasgow. His areas of research interest include African studies, transnational relations and processes, diaspora studies and the sociology of religion, as well as migration and development.

His publications include the books African Transnational Diasporas: Fractured Communities and Plural Identities of Zimbabweans in Britain (Palgrave Macmillan 2014), which proposes a framework for understanding African transnational diasporas as well as charts the migration, settlement and transnational connections of Zimbabweans in Britain. He co-edited the academic volume Migration, Transnationalism, and Catholicism: Global Perspectives (with Marta Erdal, Palgrave Macmillan 2016), which 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. He recently co-edited the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary African Migration (with Daniel Makina, Routledge 2023), which offers an authoritative multi-disciplinary overview of contemporary African international migration.

He has authored or co-authored over thirty publications in journals and edited volumes, including Ethnic and Racial Studies, International Migration, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Ethnography, Men and Masculinities, Journal of Contemporary Religion, Journal of Religion in Africa, and Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.

Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, Dominic taught and researched at the Universities of University College London, Middlesex and Huddersfield.

Dominic is open to receiving proposals for PhD studies in any of the following broad areas:

· Global migration

· Contemporary African migration and mobilities

· Africans diasporas

· Migration and development

· Transnational relations and processes

· Transnational religion

· Transnational young people

· Gender and African masculinities

 

Research interests

  • Global migration
  • Contemporary African migration and mobilities
  • Africans diasporas
  • Migration and development
  • Transnational relations and processes
  • Transnational religion
  • Transnational young people
  • Gender and African masculinities

Publications

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Number of items: 37.

2023

Makina, D. and Pasura, D. (Eds.) (2023) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary African Migration. Routledge. ISBN 9780367437558 (In Press)

Makina, D. and Pasura, D. (2023) The future of immigration in Africa. In: Makina, D. and Pasura, D. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary African Migration. Routledge: London, pp. 407-418. ISBN 9781003005551 (doi: 10.4324/9781003005551-29)

Mutambasere, T. and Pasura, D. (2023) The nature and “lived” experiences of contemporary African diasporas. In: Makina, D. and Pasura, D. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary African Migration. Routledge: London, pp. 286-295. ISBN 9781003005551 (doi: 10.4324/9781003005551-21)

Pasura, D. and Makina, D. (2023) Contemporary African migration: An introduction. In: Makina, D. and Pasura, D. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary African Migration. Routledge: London, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9781003005551 (doi: 10.4324/9781003005551-1)

Pasura, D. (2023) De-centring pilgrimage studies: understanding neo-pentecostal journeys and pilgrimage in Africa. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 38(1), pp. 79-96. (doi: 10.1080/13537903.2023.2170575)

2022

Pasura, D. (2022) Negotiating diasporic leisure among Zimbabwean migrants in Britain. Ethnography, (doi: 10.1177/14661381221115798) (Early Online Publication)

Pasura, D. (2022) Transnational religion. In: Yeoh, B. S.A. and Collins, F. L. (eds.) Handbook on Transnationalism. Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, Massachusetts, USA, pp. 262-275. ISBN 9781789904000 (doi: 10.4337/9781789904017.00024)

2018

Pasura, D. and Christou, A. (2018) Theorizing black (African) transnational masculinities. Men and Masculinities, 21(4), pp. 521-546. (doi: 10.1177/1097184X17694992)

Pasura, D. (2018) Multi-religious diasporas: rethinking the relationship between religion and diaspora. In: Cohen, R. and Fischer, C. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies. Series: Routledge international handbooks. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 113-119. ISBN 9781138631137

2017

Pasura, D. (2017) Rootedness and openness: experiences, practices and theologies of Zimbabwean Catholics in Britain. In: Budde, M. L. (ed.) Scattered and Gathered: Catholics in Diaspora. Series: Studies in world Catholicism (3). Cascade Books: Eugene, Oregon, pp. 202-220. ISBN 9781532607097

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

D’Angelo, A., Kathrecha, P., Kofman, E., Pasura, D. , Puniskis, M., Lorinc, M. and Clarke, L. (2014) Emerging Communities in Hounslow And West London: Mapping and Needs Assessment: Afghan, Algerian, Burmese, Sri Lankan, Romanian and Bulgarian Communities. Project Report. London Borough of Hounslow, 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) Diaspora. In: Battistella, G. (ed.) Migrazioni: Dizionario Socio-Pastorale. San Paolo: Milano, pp. 371-376. ISBN 9788821566615

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.

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Number of items: 37.

Articles

Pasura, D. (2023) De-centring pilgrimage studies: understanding neo-pentecostal journeys and pilgrimage in Africa. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 38(1), pp. 79-96. (doi: 10.1080/13537903.2023.2170575)

Pasura, D. (2022) Negotiating diasporic leisure among Zimbabwean migrants in Britain. Ethnography, (doi: 10.1177/14661381221115798) (Early Online Publication)

Pasura, D. and Christou, A. (2018) Theorizing black (African) transnational masculinities. Men and Masculinities, 21(4), pp. 521-546. (doi: 10.1177/1097184X17694992)

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

Makina, D. and Pasura, D. (2023) The future of immigration in Africa. In: Makina, D. and Pasura, D. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary African Migration. Routledge: London, pp. 407-418. ISBN 9781003005551 (doi: 10.4324/9781003005551-29)

Mutambasere, T. and Pasura, D. (2023) The nature and “lived” experiences of contemporary African diasporas. In: Makina, D. and Pasura, D. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary African Migration. Routledge: London, pp. 286-295. ISBN 9781003005551 (doi: 10.4324/9781003005551-21)

Pasura, D. and Makina, D. (2023) Contemporary African migration: An introduction. In: Makina, D. and Pasura, D. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary African Migration. Routledge: London, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9781003005551 (doi: 10.4324/9781003005551-1)

Pasura, D. (2022) Transnational religion. In: Yeoh, B. S.A. and Collins, F. L. (eds.) Handbook on Transnationalism. Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, Massachusetts, USA, pp. 262-275. ISBN 9781789904000 (doi: 10.4337/9781789904017.00024)

Pasura, D. (2018) Multi-religious diasporas: rethinking the relationship between religion and diaspora. In: Cohen, R. and Fischer, C. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies. Series: Routledge international handbooks. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 113-119. ISBN 9781138631137

Pasura, D. (2017) Rootedness and openness: experiences, practices and theologies of Zimbabwean Catholics in Britain. In: Budde, M. L. (ed.) Scattered and Gathered: Catholics in Diaspora. Series: Studies in world Catholicism (3). Cascade Books: Eugene, Oregon, pp. 202-220. ISBN 9781532607097

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) Diaspora. In: Battistella, G. (ed.) Migrazioni: Dizionario Socio-Pastorale. San Paolo: Milano, pp. 371-376. ISBN 9788821566615

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

Makina, D. and Pasura, D. (Eds.) (2023) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary African Migration. Routledge. ISBN 9780367437558 (In Press)

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

Research Reports or Papers

D’Angelo, A., Kathrecha, P., Kofman, E., Pasura, D. , Puniskis, M., Lorinc, M. and Clarke, L. (2014) Emerging Communities in Hounslow And West London: Mapping and Needs Assessment: Afghan, Algerian, Burmese, Sri Lankan, Romanian and Bulgarian Communities. Project Report. London Borough of Hounslow, 2014.

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.

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Grants

  • As the Principal Investigator, Dominic is currently working on an Economic and Social Research Council-funded project, "The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Transnational Young People of African Migrant Background," from May 2023 to May 2026. (£882,10, fEC)

    The project investigates the role of religion and spirituality in constructing youth identities and a sense of belonging among transnational young people (aged 15-35) of Nigerian and Zimbabwean migrant backgrounds in London and Birmingham (UK), Lagos (Nigeria), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Johannesburg (South Africa).

    The project brings together international scholars and key stakeholders interested in the study of religion and migration between the UK and Africa. The fieldwork sites include four countries (the responsible institution in brackets): United Kingdom (University of Glasgow), Nigeria (University of Calabar), Zimbabwe (University of Zimbabwe) and South Africa (University of Pretoria) and five cities: London, Birmingham, Harare, Johannesburg and Lagos. The study focuses on young people living in urban neighbourhoods and practitioners of Christian, Muslim and African Indigenous Religions faiths.

  • 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

  • Keying Li, ‘Transnational identity formation of second generation Chinese young people in the UK’, University of Glasgow.
  • Sarah Kazira, ‘The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Transnational Young People of African Migrant Background’, University of Glasgow.
  • Olayinka A. Akinrinola, ‘Migration and Transnational Families: Effect of Separation on Nigerian Undocumented Migrants and their Families’ University of Glasgow.

Successful PhD completions

  • Maria Mercedes Saavedra Corrada, 'The Virgin of Altagracia in the transnational context of Dominican women living in Puerto Rico', successfully defended in September 2021, University of Glasgow.
  • Stephen Trotter: ‘Leavening Society - The Role of Religious Institutions in integrating Migrants in Norway,’ successfully defended June 2019, University of Glasgow.
  • William Suk, ‘Collaboration and Conflict in Transnationally-Dispersed Zimbabwean Families’, successfully defended October 2017, Syracuse University, the US.

  • Helen Shipman, Conceptualizing Child Sexual Abuse: Voices from an Informal Settlement in Nairobi, successfully defended October 2016, University of Huddersfield.

  • Gloria Seruwagi, Examining the Agency and Construction of 'Orphans and Vulnerable Children' in rural Uganda, successfully defended March 2013, University of Huddersfield.

  • Kazira, Sarah
    The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Transnational Young People of African Migrant Background
  • Li, Keying
    The Formation and Development of Ethnic Identity

Teaching

Postgraduate

  • Co-course Convenor, Global Migrations: Histories, Structures, Experiences

Undergraduate

  • Sociology Level 2B: Inequalities and Identities

  • At Honours level, Religion on the Move: Comparative Perspectives on Religion

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Postgraduate Taught Programme Convenor: MSc Equality and Human Rights; MRes Equality and Human Rights
  • Member of the University’s Academic Standards Committee 

Previous experience at the University of Glasgow 

  • At Honours level,
    • Sociology of Gender Relations
    • Diaspora: The Experience of Displacement, Difference and Migration.
    •  General Paper
  • At Masters level, Class and Stratification, 2015-2018

  • Postgraduate Taught Programmes Convenor for Sociology, 2016-2018

  • Convened the University of Glasgow Sociology Seminar Series, 2015-2017

  • Member of the School of Social and Political Sciences Ethics Committee, 2015-2019      

 

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