Khadeeja “Haddy” Sarr is a PhD candidate currently working on her thesis with Centre for African Studies and Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at Basel University. She was born and raised in Sweden, Stockholm with parents originating from the Gambia. She completed her Master’s degree (MSc) at Brunel University in the UK. Her master’s thesis focused on cultural identity and sense of belonging of second generation individuals. In 2012, she was awarded the start-up grant with DONOS (Doctoral North and South Programme). She is also a member of IGS (International Graduate School) North and South. Ms. Sarr has worked on numerous projects relating to migration matters and worked in Gambia, Senegal, and the United States. In 2009, she and 7 other United Nations Volunteers where presented the UNV award for their research project “Young People We care” focusing on youth migration in sub-Saharan Africa. Ms. Sarr has been quoted in several articles covering the topic of African Migration in Europe, including the International Business times in New York and WOZ Die Wochenzeitung in Switzerland. She is fluent in Swedish, English and Wolof.
Haddy Sarr ist member of the Graduate School of Social Sciences.