Henrietta Nyamnjoh

Henrietta Nyamnjoh is a PhD candidate working on migration and ICTs. Her research forms part of a larger research on Mobile Africa Revisited. Prior to her current study she conducted research amongst the Senegalese fisher migrants tracing their migration to the Canary Islands and trying to understand the high prevalence amongst the fishermen. The findings of this study suggest that migration is a rite of passage for these migrants. Cultural factors play a major role as well as policies governing fishing in Senegal.

Her current research is entitled “Building bridges and harnessing opportunities: ICTs and mobility amongst Pinyin and Mankon migrants in South Africa, the Netherlands and Cameroon”. The study seeks to understand migrants’ appropriation of the new Information and Communication Technologies to link home and host country and the wider migrant community. How does this change existing social structures and reconfigure new ones? Nyamnjoh also looks at the dynamic relationship between ICTs and mobility.

On 28 November 2013, Henrietta Nyamnjoh defended her PhD at Leiden University. Her dissertation will be published by Langaa (Cameroon) soon.

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