Working to Advance
Health Equity in Africa

Dr Marcia Victoria Mutambara

  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow
  • Gender, sexuality, human security and migration

Dr Marcia Victoria Mutambara joins HEARD as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow working in the gender-based violence (GBV) research cluster.

Her research interests include gender, sexuality, human security and migration. Her PhD research focused on the experiences of xenophobia and gender-based violence amongst migrant Zimbabwean women. Her work shows how different systemic and social structures construct the different experiences of marginalised and minority groups in South African society. She holds a PhD in Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and undergraduate qualifications in International Relations and Political Science.

Research outputs

Book contribution

Crankshaw, T. L., Freedman, J., & Mutambara, V. M. (2022). Examining the Gendered Experiences of Migrant and Refugee Women in Southern Africa. In Bhana, B., Crewe,M. and Aggleton, P. (Eds). Sex, Sexuality and Sexual Health in Southern Africa. Routledge. pp 127-141.

Journal article

Mutambara, V.M., Crankshaw, T.,Freeman, J.(2021) Assessing the impacts of COVID-19 on women refugees in South Africa. Journal of Refugee Studies, 1-18.

Freedman, J., Crankshaw, T.L. and Mutambara, V.M. (2020) Sexual and reproductive health of asylum seeking and refugee women in South Africa: understanding the determinants of vulnerability. Sexual and reproductive health matters, 28(1), 1-12.