Gunvor.Jonsson

Dr. Gunvor Jónsson

Academic (University of Oxford)

Gunvor Jónsson is Departmental Lecturer in Migration and Development, at the University of Oxford.  She specialises in migration and mobility in Africa, and the anthropology of West Africa (Mali/Senegal).

Jonsson previously worked as an IMI Researcher on the African Migrations Programme and on projects including African Perspectives on Human Mobility; Mobility in the African Great Lakes; and Theorizing the Evolution of European Migration Systems (THEMIS). She completed her PhD in Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Her thesis entitled, 'The End of the Railway Line. Malian Women, Mobility and Trade in Dakar', focuses on the experiences of women from Mali trading in the Senegalese capital (Dakar). She also holds an MA in Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), and a BA and BA Honours in Anthropology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

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