I am a PhD student whose research interests focus on mining and migration, the politics of development, environment and society, population displacement, conflict and transitional justice, spanning the colonial through post-colonial periods in Southern Africa. I hold a great passion of studying experiences of subaltern sections of the population whose voices and agency has been obscured under the veneer of elitist narratives. By this logic, I elevate the subaltern from the periphery to the center of history. In buttressing archival silences, my research projects incorporate cutting-edge interdisciplinary methodologies particularly the valuable contribution of ethnography as an integral tool for understanding and interpreting human behavior through participative observation. In the long-term, I look forward to building curriculums that illuminate larger connections between historical developments and contemporary situations, in ways that spell-out important lessons for posterity whilst concurrently cultivating a far-reaching understanding of the past.