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News from the Sociology Department. 

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 09:30

Master's student Jean Claude Havyarimana recently attended the 10th Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The paper he presented asked whether the neoliberation of microfinance is perpetuating poverty in the Global South. 

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:45

Congratulations to FaSRU researcher and PhD candidate, Nicole Daniels, for publishing an article, ‘Doing Homebirth Like a Man' in the Journal of Gender Studies.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:45

A new book by Senior Lecturer Dr Elena Moore pays attention to the oft-neglected emotional, relational and familial aspects of post-divorce everyday family practices.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 14:30

 A warm congratulations to our PhD and Master's students who graduated in December 2016. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:45

The Families and Societies Research Unit, based at the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) at the University of Cape Town is seeking applications for PhD applicants.

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 14:00

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.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 16:00

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.

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 08:15

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).

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 15:15

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.

Tatenda Chingore graduating with a MSocSc in Global Studies
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 11:15

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

See the list of graduates here

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 16:00

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

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 11:30

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.

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