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In our teaching and research, the Department attempts to explicate the challenges we are facing in South Africa and on the African continent in a globalising world.
Our Research
Research interests include: race, class & identity, globalisation, migration, inequality, land & agrarian questions, social theory, development, urban sociology, labour studies, sociology of the family, social movements, & political violence.
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Monday, 27 June 2016
Kirsty Button and Nicole Daniels

Congratulations to three of our PG students, Isaac Chinyoka, Nicole Daniels and Kirsty Button, who presented papers at the international conference Unequal Families and Relationships.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 15:15
Tatenda Chingore graduating with a MSocSc in Global Studies

A big congratulations to our postgraduates who graduated this past week. 

See the list of graduates here

Publication Date:
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 11:15

Prof Xolela Mangcu has been awarded the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship for 2016.

Publication Date:
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 16:00

Fadzai Muramba, a Master’s student in the Department of Sociology’s Development Studies programme, recently participated in the 2016 Autumn International Scientific Conference on Food Security and Safety (FSaS 2016). The conference was hosted by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in collaboration with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Agriculture Research Council (ARC). Fadzai presented her research on the experiences of urban off-plot farmers and urban agriculture in Harare.

Publication Date:
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 11:30