One Pusumane

One Pusumane a PhD Candidate at the University of Edinburgh at the centre of African Studies. She holds an MPhil in African Studies degree from the University of Cambridge and a BA (Hons) Social Sciences from the African Leadership College in Mauritius. One’s PhD work builds upon her MPhil research and focuses on Anti-trafficking Work in Nigeria: Solidarities at the Intersections of Gender, Urbanisation and Human Trafficking. Her study aims to understand the contradictory relationship, one of autonomy and the other of precarity experienced by young trafficked Nigerian women in and from precarious urban contexts; specifically, the Makoko area in Lagos. At the core of this research is understanding how individual agency is conceptualised and accounted for when the ‘ideal victim’ does not fit the existing victim-perpetrator model within the anti-trafficking discourse.