Huda Nura Mustafa

Hudita Nura Mustafa's research concerns urban and transnational processes in relation to dynamics of community, cultural productions, and intersectional formations of identities. Her research, participatory projects and engagements have been carried out in Senegal, South Africa, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

Her projects range from an intensive ethnography of Dakar's informal sector of artisanal tailoring to the study of the spatial mobility of Somali refugees in a London neighborhood  and a multi-sited study on contemporary African art. Her methods are both place-based and multi-sited, bridge the humanities and social sciences, and attend to questions of gender,  culture and identity. Given her interest in global processes, she is interested in African articulations with East and South Asia. At the ASCL, she presented findings on investments in Africa by Chinese, Indian and Turkish actors especially regarding education, trade and the professional field of African Studies. 

She has served as consultant for museums, foundations, international and community organizations. Currently, she is working on projects that combine her prior social research  and personal essays. These span the multiple locations, eras and social contexts in which she has lived and worked. The purpose is to bring personal reflections to questions about  social change and contemporary crises that preoccupy the public and intellectuals alike. These include the purpose of learning, family, nation and belonging more broadly.