Chioma Joyce Onukogu

Chioma’s university education started at University of Calabar, Nigeria. She graduated with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in Sociology. Chioma has a Masters in Industrial Sociology from University of Calabar. She is also an alumna of University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg, where she obtained her second Masters in Development Studies. Chioma pursued all her postgraduate studies at WITS with Postgraduate Merit Award (PMA). She obtained her PhD in Sociology from University of Johannesburg. Her work experience includes lecturing at Imo State University in Nigeria; internship at Constitution Hill, a heritage site in South Africa; tutoring at University of Johannesburg as well as the founder of NigKids (a foundation for immigrant children) in South Africa. She is currently a Research Associate at African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand. Chioma has authored and co-authored some books. Her latest publication is a book with an audio CD titled “ASỤSỤ IGBO NA DIASPAORA,” a simple Igbo language book for immigrant children of Igbo ethnicity. Chioma participates actively in both local and international academic seminars, workshops and conferences. Her current research is, “The Migration Aspirations of Second-Generation Immigrants in Johannesburg,” funded by the Swiss – Sub-Saharan African Migration Project (S-SAM). Chioma is a member of South African Sociological Association (SASA).