Zoé is a 4th year PhD candidate in Medical Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her research work is about German colonization, European biomedicine, and how the genocide against Herero and Nama peoples in Namibia (1904-08) produced a Black indigenous identity. She also seeks to challenge genocide exceptionalism and understand imperial Germany's race war in Namibia as foundational to the subsequent Nazi race war in Europe (1937-1945). Other topics of interest include race-making and anti-blackness, visual ethnography and politics of seeing/witnessing, biomedicalization, epistemic violence, genocide memory, disposability, and structural violence & spatiality.

Samudzi, Z. (2017) Thematic Network Analysis and Feminist Methodologies: Analyzing Narratives of Agency and Exclusion of Transgender Women in Sex Work. Sage Research Methods Cases. DOI: 10.4135/9781526419019

Samudzi, Z. & Mannell, J. (2015). Cisgender male and transgender female sex workers in South Africa: gender variant identities and narratives of exclusion. Culture, Health & Sexuality. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2015.1062558 


You can access her ResearchGate and Academia.edu profiles here.