Victoria Flavia Namuggala
Victoria Flavia Namuggala is a lecturer at the School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University. She specializes in gender, sexuality, violence, and critical cultural studies with a focus on young people. Namuggala’s work focuses on the intersection of gender, age, class, culture, and sexuality. She adopts decolonial approaches that permit self-identification and centering the views and voices of marginalized groups.
During the fellowship, Namuggala is working on a book manuscript about indigenous perspectives on teenage parenthood in Uganda. Prioritizing the experiences of teenage parents in informal urban settings, the study examines the impact of parenthood on belonging and identity and expounds on indigenous perspectives to adolescent sexualities generally and to parenthood in particular.
Namuggala is a 2022 Iso Lomso Fellow at Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study, in South Africa. She has held several prestigious fellowships, including Matasa and Fulbright Fellowships. She authored Childhood, Youth Identity, and Violence in Formerly Displaced Communities in Uganda (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Other publications consider workplace sexual harassment, social norms and violence against young women, agency and resilience, and young people’s livelihoods and aspirations. She graduated from Makerere University in 2005 and 2010 with a bachelor’s and master’s degree, respectively, and attained her PhD in gender studies from Arizona State University in 2016.