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Thi Bogossian (they/them) is a Brazilian geographer who teaches undergraduate modules on global development, social justice, geography, and academic skills at the School of Global Development.

Thi is currently completing their PhD in Sociology at the University of Surrey (Viva: April 2024). They have a master's degree in Adult Education for Social Change, awarded by a consortium between the University of Glasgow, University of Malta, Tallinn University, and Open University of Cyprus. They also hold a bachelor's and teaching degree in Geography from Fluminense Federal University (Brazil). 

Areas of Expertise

Education, migration, ethnicity and race, childhood.

Key Research Interests

Thi's research interests are in the field of migration, education, social difference, identity, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, childhood, and participatory and creative methodologies.

Key Responsibilities

Thi teaches undergraduate students in Geography and Global Development and manages the social media accounts of the School of Global Development, including X, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, University of Glasgow

1 Sep 201731 Aug 2019

Award Date: 5 Dec 2019

Bachelor of Science, Universidade Federal Fluminense

8 Mar 200817 Aug 2013

Award Date: 10 Dec 2013

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Surrey

4 Sep 201931 May 2024

External positions

Teaching Fellow, University of Portsmouth

1 Apr 202325 Feb 2024


  • Migration Studies
  • Education (General)
  • Development Studies (General)
  • Social Sciences (General)
  • Children & Families
  • Communities, Classes, Races