Citizenship on Catfish Row focuses on three seminal works in the history of American culture: the first great film, D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation (1915); the first musical film, Oscar Hammerstein...
Spinal cord injury unproportionable occurs in young adults with devastating consequences for their physical, mental, social and professional life. It also represents a large financial burden to society...
Gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction has considerable impact on life-quality worldwide. Digestive disorders are often parasite-related in Africa, however, a change in eating habits is now increasing the prevalence...
This project examines the production, enforcement, and impact of the Immorality (Amendment) Act (1950) during apartheid. The Immorality (Amendment) Act prohibited extra–marital interracial sex between...
Apart from foregrounding political economy, I will use a transdispclinary approach to explore food and eating in the South African imaginary, in globalised foodscapes, in national and local contexts, and...
The connection of obesity with major chronic diseases and causes of death is well-known, but knowledge is scarce for rarer diseases, and for other obesity-related markers than a single measure of body...
Increasingly, from the later part of the fifteenth century, European traders and travellers had seen people and places in sub-Saharan Africa. Africans, living in coastal communities or along major rivers,...
Is a humanist intellectual with a popular audience more likely to be a credentialed expert or an autodidact? Is such an intellectual a professional or an amateur? My proposed book considers these questions...
An almost maniacal commitment to cost, comfort and convenience has eaten into the infrastructure of collective institutional life. Its capacity to generate life, liberty and happiness is being white-anted...
The beautiful colors of stained glass arise thanks to metal nanoparticles embedded in the glass. The metallic nanostructures act as antennas for light, making them useful in many areas. Examples include...
This project engages with the notion of “recognition” as a crucial moral, political, and theological category. Given experiences of misrecognition and non–recognition, the “struggle for recognition”...
The story of Krotoa !Goa /gõas of the Goringhaicona is very relevant in contemporary South Africa. This narrative of a young woman who grew up in the household of Jan van Riebeeck and who was battered...