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Ramola Ramtohul

Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Gender Studies, University of Mauritius

Ramola Ramtohul is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Mauritius. She has a PhD in Gender Studies from the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town. Her research interests are in gender, politics and citizenship in multicultural contexts, privatisation in the African higher education sector and high net worth migration and citizenship. Some of her publications are: ‘Contested Terrain: Identity and Women’s Suffrage in Mauritius’, Journal of Southern African Studies (2016) 42(6): 1225-1239; ‘High net worth Migration in Mauritius: A Critical Analysis’, Migration Letters 13(1): 17-33; ‘Divided Loyalties and Contested identities: Citizenship in Colonial Mauritius’ in E.L. Hunter (2016) (ed) Citizenship, Belonging and Political Community in Africa: Dialogues between Past and Present, Ohio: Ohio Press; Intersectionality and Women’s Political Citizenship: The Case of Mauritius, Journal of Contemporary African Studies (2015) 33(1): 27-47; Amri, L. and Ramtohul, R. (eds) (2014) Gender and Citizenship in Africa in The Global Age. Dakar: CODESRIA; Ramtohul, R. and Eriksen, T.H. (eds) (2018) The Mauritian Paradox: Fifty Years of Development, Diversity and Democracy. Reduit, Mauritius: University of Mauritius Press. She has also received research fellowships from the University of Cape Town, American Association of University Women, University of Cambridge and University of Pretoria. She is currently co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies and a member of the CODESRIA Executive Committee.


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    Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Gender Studies, University of Mauritius