Rotary Scholar years
2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20
Home Rotary Club/District:
Rotary District 7610 in the USA
Supported by:
Rotary District 7610 in the USA
Hosted by:
Rotary Club of Marlow Thames
Studying at
University of Oxford, Wolfson College
Studying for
DPhil (PhD) in Global and Area Studies (Africa)
Rotary Foundation Areas of Focus:
Disease Prevention and Treatment

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 research. During her DPhil fieldwork, she is exploring the joys and traumas HIV-positive pregnancy in South Africa’s Free State townships. How do HIV-positive, pregnant girls feel about their unborn babies? 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 these Districts and the Rotary International Foundation.