- Ayisha Heuerding
- GRADUATE STUDENT
- Fields of Study: Women & Politics; Race, Ethnicity & Politics
Ayisha earned her BA and MA in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam, where she acquired minors in Gender & Sexuality Studies and Conflict Studies. She has also worked in the non-profit sector and taught anti-racism and intersectionality workshops. At Rutgers, she is following subfield specializations in Women & Politics and Race, Ethnicity & Politics. Her research concentrates on legacies of Apartheid and sexual and gender-based violence in Southern Africa. Hereby, she is interested in how violence affects groups with intersecting, vulnerable identities, specifically black women and black queer women. Other themes of interest include historical and present-day trauma, approaches to justice, and pathways to healing.