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Professor Gina Porter


Professor, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, United Kingdom



I research mobilities in Africa with particular reference to young people [and other potentially vulnerable groups], where possible drawing on participatory action research approaches, including peer research. The current project I lead involves unemployed young women from the peripheral areas of Abuja, Tunis and Cape Town as peer researchers. Earlier studies I have led have involved children aged c. 11 upwards as peer researchers.



Porter, G. with Hampshire, K., Abane, A., Munthali, A., Robson, E., Mashiri, M. 2017. Young people’s daily mobilities in sub-Saharan Africa. Moving young lives. London: Palgrave Macmillan.


Mobilities, participatory action research, sub-Saharan Africa, gender perspectives, qualitative methods
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