Alicia Hayashi Lazzarini joins Bucknell University as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography. She received her MA and PhD in Geography at the University of Minnesota and a dual BA in Feminist Studies and English Literature at the University of Washington. Dr. Lazzarini engages geographical and feminist political economic scholarship, Lusophone historical and postcolonial African studies, and critical race, labor, and gender studies in Southern Africa. Her research examines colonial and contemporary African investment and their uneven material and discursive productions of racialized, classed, and gendered space and place. Her dissertation, titled "Açúcar nem Sempre Doce: Reinvestment, Land, and Gendered Labor in a 'New' Mozambique," explored how past layers of investment, racialized migrant and gendered land-labor regimes, and uneven rural and urban socio-spatial transformations dynamically shape and constrain the construction of a sugar-producing town in Southern Mozambique. Dr. Lazzarini received a 2016 Community of Scholars Program Residential Fellowship at the University of Minnesota's Institute for Advanced Study and a 2013-2014 Fulbright Fellowship. Dr. Lazzarini has recently published her research in the Journal of Southern African Studies.

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