Joyce Tsopo

PHD Scholar | White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) | 2021 - 2024

Joyce Tsopo is a Ph.D. scholar in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. She holds a BA (Hons) in International Development from the University of Leeds and an MA in Migration Studies from the University of Birmingham. Joyce is passionate about the exploration of diasporic narratives particularly those of young people and Southern African diasporas’ contributions to and impact on the Black British experience. Her research into diasporic narratives started during her undergraduate degree where she was a Laidlaw undergraduate research and leadership scholar. She carried out a self-proposed research project. Joyce’s Ph.D. research seeks to understand and bring new insights into how young diasporic Zimbabweans navigate colonial spaces to create new meanings and simultaneously carve out a sense of belonging in the city. 

She is grateful to the Stuart Hall Foundation and relishes the opportunity to conduct her Ph.D. research project.