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Zaheera Jinnah is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of KwaZulu Natal, and a researcher at the African Centre for Migration & Society, at Wits University. She holds an MA in development studies and a BA in social work. Her research interests and recent publications are in the field of gender and migration, and mobility, labour and livelihoods. Her doctoral thesis is an ethnographic study of the migration and settlement processes of Somali women in Johannesburg.
Tinashe Nyamunda, Lecturer (Economic History, University of Zimbabwe). Ongoing Research: (i) The State and the Diamond rush in Chiadzwa: Transformative implication on migration, violence, and health in the artisanal mining community, 2006-2009.(for the British Academy workshop), and (ii) The State and the displacement of Matebeleland: Citizenship, Belonging and the rise of the Malaicha remittance economy during the Zimbabwe crisis, 1998-2009.
Godfrey has a Masters Degree in Forced Migration Studies from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Currently he is doing his PhD in Sociology with the Department of Soical Anthropology and Sociology in the Research in Anthropology and Sociology of Health (RASH). His own PhD thesis looks on the Life of exiled Zimbabwean Soldiers living in South Africa: Coping with the Repressed Memories of War and Political Violence. Godfrey is also a Fellow and Researcher in the Center for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape doing the Violence and Transition Project which seeks to understand how South African ex-combatants have understood violence overtime and different responses to it. He is also interested in understanding the lives of survivors and perpetrators in the aftermath of war and political violence. How healing is achieved and what really constitutes healing in the aftermath of war and political violence in Africa today? Much more interesting to him is also how traditional healers and healing has been defined and constituted in post-colonial Africa.
Elsa Oliveira is affiliated with the African Centre for Migration and Society (formerly known as Forced Migration Studies Programme), University of Witwatersrand. She is interested in the areas of gender, sexuality, migration, identities and urban health. In 2010, Elsa co-coordinated a participatory photo project for her MA research that sought to explore the relationship between urban space and self-representation with migrant women who sell sex in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. Elsa plans to begin her doctoral studies this year.
Laura Winterton received a BA (Hons) degree in mass communications and women’s studies from the University of Ottawa in 2006. After several years of working at The Walrus in Toronto, Canada, Laura traveled, volunteered and worked in Kenya and Tanzania. Laura currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa where she completed an Honours degree in Social Anthropology in 2010, and is currently finishing her Masters at the University of Cape Town. Her scholarly interests are focused on communicable disease, public health ethics, displacement and migration, story telling, memory and language. Her current projects focus on sites of care for people with Drug Resistant strains of Tuberculosis (DR-TB), narrating Tuberculosis through interdisciplinary research, and treatment interruption amongst DR-TB patients in urban settlements in Cape Town, South Africa.
Lucy's research focuses on maternity practices among Somalis living in Nairobi, Kenya, incorporating my interests in medical anthropology and forced migration. She conducted fieldwork between November 2009 and June 2011 in the Eastleigh area of Nairobi, often referred to as ‘Little Mogadishu’ due to the large Somali population. In this frequently hostile and insecure context, families are often dislocated, rupturing traditional support networks. As a result, many do not consider Kenya to be a permanent settlement, rather, they perceive themselves at a transit point during an ongoing process of migration. Her forthcoming thesis explores how Somali women and their families navigate and reconcile their reproductive and migratory decisions within this context of displacement, particularly examining how concepts of the body, reproduction, health, gender, and kinship, determine and are determined by the experience of displacement.
Sandalia Genus is a PhD student in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. She has an MA and BSc. in Anthropology. For her MA, she conducted qualitative research on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in North America. Her PhD research will continue the focus on this pharmaceutical product and examine the provision and promotion of the HPV vaccine to girls in Tanzania as a national HPV vaccination program is implemented across the country.
Ms Thembani Dube is a PhD student in her second studying history at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has done some research on the history of the Kalanga people, one of the minority group of people found in Zimbabwe. Currently she is working on a paper on cultural violence against women amongst the Kalanga people in Zimbabwe. She has also published a paper in the ESARBICA Journal on challenges of managing archives in Zimbabwe. Her research interests also includes women histories and minority groups social histories. She has also worked at the National Archives of Zimbabwe as the institution’s oral historian and senior archivist.
Currently writing up his PhD, Petros has spent the last two years embedded in the margins where medical anthropology and public health overlap. Though his PhD is based within Edinburgh’s School of Community Health Sciences, he spends a great deal of time immersed in anthropological literature. He has spent time exploring the interrelationship between ‘African traditional medicine’ and ‘Western biomedicine’ in a town in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province with a focus on trying to understand how ‘biomedical’ practitioners approach the ontological and epistemic tensions inherent in South Africa’s broad therapeutic landscape. Prior to the PhD, he completed a MSc in Public Health Research, also at Edinburgh University, where the project focused on exploring ‘traditional’ concepts of health and illness with izangoma in KwaZulu Natal, and prior to that, he did an MSc in Rural Development at the University of Wales, Bangor.
Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon is an AW Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow working with the Migration, Displacement and Health project at the African Centre for Migration & Society. Matthew completed his doctorate in Development Studies at the University of Oxford in 2011. The doctorate was a qualitative study focused on the sociality and sustainability of HIV/AIDS treatment in internally displaced communities in Northern Uganda. Matthew is presently undertaking ethnographic research on health, migration and illegally occupied buildings in inner-city Johannesburg. Matthew was born and grew up in Johannesburg, completed his BA Honours in Political Studies at Wits, is a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, and has also worked as a freelance journalist.
Goitseone Manthata is currently registered for a Masters degree in Demography and population studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is also working with the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI) as a research assistant on the sex workers project, a part of community programmes. Before pursuing Demography, she was in the field of International Relations; she holds an undergraduate and honours degree in the respective field. Feeling she needed to add on more practical skills to her knowledge she then pursued an honours degree in Demography, which she obtained in 2011. Before her academic career Goitseone was working in the corporate filed at Nedbank. She was also a part of the Nedbank, women’s forum where her duties were to up skill women in the organisation as well as to expose them to the different arms of the organisation, for development.Goitseone’s interests are within International relations, Demography, Public Health and Gender issues.
This page was published on 28 May 2012