Sara De Jong
Sara is a Research Fellow in the Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area at the Open University. Before that, she worked at the University of Vienna on her EU-funded Marie Curie research project on the role and position of migrant, refugee and ethnic minority staff of migrant support organisations in the UK, the Netherlands and Austria. Her research interests include cultural brokerage, migration and diversity management, global citizenship, development and subalternity, drawing on post-colonial, feminist and critical race theories.
In 2010, she obtained her PhD in Politics from the University of Nottingham, where she also did an MA in Critical Theory and Politics. Her monograph Complicit Sisters: Gender and Women's Issues across North-South Divides is forthcoming (March 2017) with Oxford University Press. Her work at archive and library Atria (Institute on Gender Equality and Women's History) has taught her about the power of information, and she is committed to disseminating her research findings outside academia, for example through blogs and workshops.