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Guests Nuam Hatzaw and Olivia Sweeney talk about family ties, intersectionality and figuring out where home is.

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About our guests

Nuam and Olivia
Nuam and Olivia

Nuam Hatzaw 

Chosen object: Grandmother's ring 

Recording location: Edinburgh

Nuam is a current PhD student in the School of Divinity researching the theologies of migration, diaspora and identity among Zomi in Europe. Nuam studied at SOAS in London for her undergraduate degree, before moving to Edinburgh for her Masters in World Christianity.

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Olivia Sweeney

Grandmother's ring and 21st birthday necklace
Grandmother's ring and 21st birthday necklace

Chosen object: 21st birthday necklace

Recording location: Reading

Olivia graduated with an MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh in 2017. She is currently a Junior Consultant at sustainable waste consultancy, Resource Futures and also a Black and Green Ambassador working to lead, connect and celebrate diverse community action for the environment. 

In 2019, Olivia was named among the 'Top 100 Most Influential Women in Engineering' in the UK and Europe by Inclusive Boards in association with the Financial Times. She has also worked with the Royal Academy of Engineering on their 'This is Engineering' campaign. 

Olivia can also be found on Ujima Radio where she co-presents the monthly Black & Green Ambassador Show.

School of Engineering - Olivia Sweeney named in Top 100 Most Influential Women in Engineering

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Host: Ayanda Ngobeni

Theme music: Nathan Webb

Producer: Kate Stewart