Jacquelin Kataneksza is a Zimbabwean doctoral candidate in Public and Urban Policy at the New School in New York. Her research focuses broadly on African politics, civil society and new medias. Specifically, she is concerned with how Zimbabweans navigate politics on and offline, and analyzes who participates in Zimbabwean political deliberations and policy processes. Her work examines where political deliberation occurs, what is communicated and how these varied negotiations are mediated using new internet communication technologies. As a 2017-2018 Doctoral Fellow in the Mellon Foundation funded Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography and Social Thought (GIDEST), Jacquelin collaborated with faculty and student peers on research at the intersection of social theory, art and design. She has recently completed two additional fellowships at The New School; the first as a Teaching Fellow teaching courses on gender and sexuality and Afrocentrism and; the second as a Graduate Fellow in the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on “Imaginative Mobilities”, which focused on re-imagining the meaning and design of political and social borders. Jacquelin holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, is a regular contributor to Africa is a Country, and has previously written for Mobilisation Lab, as well as appearing on Al Jazeera’s The Stream, This is Hell Radio and Cape Talk Radio, South Africa, to discuss Zimbabwean politics. She has also previously consulted on international development policy in various offices of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA).