Kathryn has a BA from Yale University, where she double majored in Anthropology and African Studies. She got her MA in Forced Migration Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand. Kathryn is in the USAP class of 2008 – the Zimbabwean cohort. Upon completing her MA, she conducted research with the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) on “xenophobia” and “social cohesion” in informal and semi-formal settlements in Gauteng, South Africa. Her primary interests are in the negotiation of power, meaning, and membership between individuals and the state; the notion of “representation” of the (post-colonial African) state; as well as resistance, identity and labeling – particularly in the governance of migration.