Dr. Syeda Jenifa Zahan
Syeda Jenifa Zahan is a feminist urban geographer. Jenifa’s research focuses on themes of gendered violence, urban security, inequality, and feminist activism in urban South Asia. Jenifa uses feminist approaches to investigate how longitudinal, structural and everyday forms of violence are interlinked and produce particular geographies of violence and insecurities for urban dwellers located at various intersections of power relations. Jenifa also analyse forms of counter-politics emerging in response to violence and inequalities in South Asian cities. Jenifa’s research is ethnographically oriented and contributes to debates in critical feminist, urban and political geographies, ethnography, and urban public spaces. Jenifa has a Ph.D. (2015-2019, awarded in 2020) from the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore. She was a Postdoctoral Researcher (2020-2021) at the Institute of Development Studies, UK and the Nepal Peacebuilding Initiative, Nepal, which was funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Germany.