Eighth cohort of Iso Lomso Fellows announced

24 June 2024

Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) is pleased to announce its eighth cohort of Iso Lomso Fellows for applications submitted during its October 2023 Call. For this Call, STIAS once more received over 120 applications.

The following candidates have been awarded the prestigious three-year fellowship at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study and will be attached to the Institute from 2025 to 2027.

The fellows are listed, with their project titles, in the order that they appear above from left to right and top to bottom. Project abstracts may be found via the links on the right.

Assia Aboubakar Mahamat, based at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, African University of Science and Technology, Nigeria
AI-powered material optimisation for an environmentally conscious construction industry

Lewis Abedi Asante, based at the Department of Estate Management, Kumasi Technical University, Ghana
Wetland gentrification in African cities: Implications for urban governance, planning, and theory

Rick de Villiers, based at the Department of English, University of the Free State, South Africa
Ctrl Z: Undoing Narratives

Sarah Godsell, based at the Wits School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Historical Feeling: Exploring the Decolonisation of History Education

Tshepiso Makhafola, based at the Department of Health Sciences, Central University of Technology, South Africa
Targeting alternative splicing for cancer therapy using South African medicinal plants and phytocompounds

Athambile Masola, based at the Historical Studies Department, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Ukuhamba kukubona (to travel is to see): a feminist exploration of the intellectual legacies of black women’s mobilities

Isaac Mwinlaaru, based at the Department of English, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Counter-securitization: Discourses of Resistance and Decoloniality from Africa

David Niyukuri, based at the Department of Mathematics, University of Burundi, Burundi
Understanding the effects of malaria parasites and vector biomolecular dynamics on malaria transmission through multiscale modelling and agent-based models

Sishuwa Sishuwa, based at the Department of History, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Gunning for Democracy: The Military and Power Transfers in Malawi and Zambia

Issouf Zerbo, based at the Department of Plant Production and Agronomy, University Center of Tenkodogo, Thomas Sankara University, Burkina Faso
Impact of climate change and land use on the conservation of Pterocarpus species in Burkina Faso (West Africa)



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