Dr Mesghina Abraha


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Mesghina Abraha is a postdoc researcher within the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED). Mesghina skill set focuses on international migration of refuges and thier decision to migrate, especially from/within the Horn of Africa region.

Mesghina"s doctoral thesis which focusses on the role of social media on the migration decision making of refugges from Eritrea, at  the School of Oriental and African Studies-SOAS, University of London. His current research is  on the ESRC-funded project: Transnational lived citizenship: Practices of citizenship as political belonging among emerging diasporas in the Horn of Africa. Working closely with the Principal Investigator Prof Tanja Müller, and Co-Investigator Dr Oliver Bakewell.

External positions

Research associate, Pastoral and Environmental Network for the Horn of Africa

1 Oct 2016 → …

Areas of expertise

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2020 - Doctor of Social Science, Development Studies, SOAS University of London (2014 - 2020)
  • 2002 - Master of Education, A survey of teachers' and secondary school students' perceptions towards students' parti-time employment in Maekel-Region, Eritrea, University of Bristol (2000 - 2001)
  • 1990 - Bachelor of Science, Physics, University of Asmara (1983 - 1990)