Re-centring AfroAsia is a multi-pronged research, mapping, and archiving project that aims to not only revolutionise Humanities research in South Africa but also create an AfroAsian community of scholarship. A significant element of the project is the training of an emerging cohort of researchers through Honours, Masters, and Doctoral bursaries.
When the Sociology department's Dr. Amrita Pande embarked on research into India’s commercial surrogacy practices, she may never have anticipated the level of international interest that her work would garner. Made in India is Pande’s new interactive, multi-media lecture series that debuted at the fourth ‘Women Deliver’ Conference, held in Copenhagen recently. It has since been selected for permanent exhibition in the National Museum of Denmark.
Asanda Benya, who lectures in the Sociology Department, has been awarded the 2015 Ruth First Prize for her article "The Invisible Hands: Women in Marikana.” The prize is awarded annually for the best article published by an African author in the Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE).
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.