Jimmy Hendry Nzally is a PhD Researcher in the Migration, Diversity, and Justice Research Centre at the Brussels School of Governance. Academically, he holds an undergraduate degree in Development Studies and a master's in African History from the University of The Gambia (UTG). At the VUB, Jimmy did a second Master's Degree in Linguistics and Literary before starting his PhD research. He is a regular contributor on national debates through interviews/articles about his native country in the context of the political transition. Thus, his latest article offers a critical reflection into The Gambia's Tripartite Regime published by the Gambia Law Review Journal.
At the VUB, Jimmy is known for his engagements in student as well as campus activities. His engagements which are geared towards strengthening of internationalisation, earned him the opportunity to have delivered a speech on behalf of the international students during the 2017-2018 academic opening in Bozar. In the same year and indeed during the Graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, he delivered the valedictorian speech. Other key positions he held includes being the Chairperson of the VUB International Student Platform, he founded the VUB Africa Student Community (ASCOM), and inspired the formation of the VUB Latin American Student Community (LASCOM).