Sasheenie is reading for the DPhil in Global and Area Studies (Africa) at the University of Oxford. Supervised by Professor Lucie Cluver and Professor Jonny Steinberg, Sasheenie strives to mix Social Policy & Intervention and African Studies for her qualitative work in South African townships. During her DPhil, she seeks to understand lived experiences of pregnant youth living with HIV.
As an ambassadorial Rotary Global Grant Scholar, Sasheenie is hosted by District 7610 (Charlottesville, VA) and District 1090 (Marlow-Thames). She is studying at Oxford with the gracious support of the Rotary International Foundation.
Sasheenie was a Jefferson Scholar and Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia where she earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Global Development Studies (2016). Her thesis considered masculinity and self-identity among HIV-positive men in low-income urban townships in South Africa. She was supervised by Dr. Richard Handler and Dr. David Edmunds. Also at the University of Virginia, Sasheenie completed her Masters of Public Health (2017). She was supervised by Dr. Rebecca Dillingham. For this graduate study, Sasheenie worked with boys and men living with HIV/AIDS to understand gender norms and peer support.
Supervisors: Prof. Lucie Cluver and Prof. Jonny Steinberg