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Miriam Adelina Ocadiz Arriaga


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    Miriam (Mimi) Ocadiz is a s a PhD candidate within the Refugee Academy project Engaged Scholarship Narratives of Change where she focuses on the role of academia in the societal inclusion of refugees in the context of South Africa. 

    She has a multidisciplinary background focussing on African Studies. Her very first studies were Hispanic Literature and Language at the UNAM in Mexico, followed by a bachelor in International Studies where she specialised in African Culture and Politics. Afterwards, she did a research Masters in African Studies (cum laude) dedicated to the Cuban medical cooperation in Mozambique and the contemporary embodiment of solidarity.

    Throughout her personal and academic background, she has developed a passion for South-South cooperation from a decolonial perspective, along with feminist and critical theories in relation to diversity and migration in the global South. 

    Prizes and Awards

    Special Mention Humanitarian Communication Thesis Award 2018

    Prizes and Awards

    Honorable Mention, “Mujer migrante, cuéntame tu historia". National Institute for Women, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2017

    Prizes and Awards

    Uhlenbeck scholarship programm from the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University to perform six months of fieldwork (four months in Mozambique and two in Cuba). 2016

    Prizes and Awards

    Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS). A highly competitive scholarship for Non-European students to complete a full-time master at Leiden University. 2015


    Mimi is currently supporting the bachelor course Identity, Diversity and Inclusion 

    Academic qualification

    Research Master African Studies, Master

    Award Date: 29 Sep 2017

    International Studies, Bachelor, Leiden University

    Award Date: 31 Jul 2015


    • HM Sociology
    • African Studies
    • Migration Studies
    • Decolonization


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    • A plea for kaleidoscopic knowledge production

      Ocadiz Arriaga, M. M. A. & Kaag, M. M. A., 2019, Researching South-South development cooperation :the politics of knowledge production. London: Routledge, (Rethinking development).

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