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Zuleika Bibi Sheik is a Lecturer in Sociology – Black Studies and Intersectionality at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Her areas of focus include decolonial methodology, gender studies, decolonial feminism, black studies, critical race theory and abolition studies. As a South African scholar of Indian descent, her work centers on onto-epistemological re-existence and collective liberation. Through her PhD she has developed Liminagraphy, a life-affirming approach to research practice. Her latest publication “From Decolonizing the self to coming to Voice” (2020) appears in the journal Education as Changewith a  co-edited Special Issue "Our bodies breathe resistance: COVID19 Stories from/in the Margins" for the Journal Globalizations set for publication in 2022.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Erasmus University Rotterdam

Award Date: 13 Dec 2021