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Third Iso Lomso cohort of fellows announced

Third Iso Lomso cohort of fellows announced

STIAS today announced its third cohort of Iso Lomso fellows for applications submitted during its last call. The STIAS Research and Fellowship Programme Committee recently concluded its selection of the Iso Lomso cohort of fellows for 2019. Seven candidates were offered the prestigious three-year fellowship at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. They join the … [Read more]

Are we bound to violence? Looking at depictions of toxic queer masculinities in South African films - Fellows’ seminar by Gibson Ncube

Are we bound to violence? Looking at depictions of toxic queer masculinities in South African films – Fellows’ seminar by Gibson Ncube

“Two South African films Skoonheid and Inxeba, in spite of their diametrically opposed socio-racial contexts, broach violent and toxic queer masculinities. Framed against post-apartheid South Africa, the films present male protagonists who negotiate their sexuality in very conservative societies, Afrikaner in the case of Skoonheid and Xhosa in Inxeba,” said Gibson Ncube of the Department … [Read more]

Examining an African perspective on legal, human rights and governance issues - visiting scholars, Nkatha Kabira and Elifuraha Isaya Laltaika, highlight their projects

Examining an African perspective on legal, human rights and governance issues – visiting scholars, Nkatha Kabira and Elifuraha Isaya Laltaika, highlight their projects

The law of commissions – a comparative study of the place of commissions in law and governance “Commissions have come to occupy a central place in law and governance particularly in Africa. However, they are often seen as an indication that the government has no intention of doing anything about the problem and wishes to … [Read more]

We need to think about health, cities and healthy cities differently - Fellows' seminar by Tolu Oni

We need to think about health, cities and healthy cities differently – Fellows’ seminar by Tolu Oni

“We need a greater focus on prevention strategies that act on the upstream determinants of health in African cities. Such interventions should target the physical and policy environments, and societal norms that shape the conditions in which people live and work. This requires co-ordination across health and non-health sectors given that the majority of exposures … [Read more]

Know thyself: the role of cultural and identity capital in South African education - Fellows' seminar by Debra Shepherd

Know thyself: the role of cultural and identity capital in South African education – Fellows’ seminar by Debra Shepherd

“I want to understand why young people are struggling in the education setting. From my personal interactions with them, many express a feeling they don’t belong or cannot be their true selves. It’s hugely concerning that young people in elite spaces grapple with a negative sense of self. I’m hoping we can put in place … [Read more]

Battling a small but deadly foe - Fellows' seminar by Fara Raharimalala

Battling a small but deadly foe – Fellows’ seminar by Fara Raharimalala

“Insecticides are still the cornerstone of vector control. But there are limited options available, very few new insecticides are commercialised and resistance is a big problem,” said Fara Raharimalala of the Medical Entomology Unit at the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar. Raharimalala was presenting a seminar on her Iso Lomso study on the Adaptation of mosquito … [Read more]

Call for Papers: Colloquium on African Stand-up Comedy Practice

Call for Papers: Colloquium on African Stand-up Comedy Practice

STIAS is planning to host a colloquium which aims to chart the future course of stand-up research in Africa. The colloquium will be convened by STIAS Iso Lomso fellow, Dr Izuu Nwankwo. Call for Papers Popular arts became prevalent at the dawn of 1990s across sub-Saharan Africa partly due to its affordability and comparative ease. … [Read more]

Iso Lomso Fellowship call now open - apply by 20 October 2018

Iso Lomso Fellowship call now open – apply by 20 October 2018

Early career African researchers who have completed their doctoral studies during the preceding seven years are invited to apply for the Iso Lomso fellowship. For the 2018 call up to seven candidates will be awarded a three-year fellowship. Iso Lomso, meaning “the Eye of Tomorrow” in isiXhosa, was launched in 2016 and aims to boost … [Read more]

Second Iso Lomso cohort selected

Second Iso Lomso cohort selected

STIAS is pleased to announce its second cohort for the Iso Lomso Fellowships for Early Career African Researchers. The STIAS Research and Fellowship Programme Committee recently concluded its selection of the Iso Lomso cohort of fellows for 2018. Seven candidates were offered the prestigious three-year fellowship at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. They join … [Read more]

(Re)Imagining Africa(ns) in the world - Fellow's seminar by Aretha Phiri

(Re)Imagining Africa(ns) in the world – Fellow’s seminar by Aretha Phiri

“What makes a real African? What is Africanness based on? Who has the right to define Black and African? What Africa do they speak of? It’s a question of authenticity. There is a troubling domination of one vision of blackness,” said Aretha Phiri of the English Department at Rhodes University and STIAS Iso Lomso fellow. … [Read more]

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