Partly prompted by and responding to the effects of Covid-19, our project takes a long-shot view of text, contagion, and ideas of the rights-bearing human over time. We focalise contagion not only for...
Grounded in linguistic anthropology, the primary objective of this project is to provide a nuanced ethnographic account of how the sociocultural ambiguity of English as an academic lingua franca is one...
The Disorder is a body of work developed under the rubric of an ongoing project namely, To Be King. The over-arching framework of the project is informed by a postcolonial reinterpretation of the painting...
Social media are now a major part of our daily life. In this research, I will explore how social media has changed the way of science communication. In China, a unique form is called “Public WeChat”,...
This is an interdisciplinary research project on the morality of martiality. The idea is to develop a conceptually complex and empirically grounded reflection on martiality, that is, the theories and practices...
The African Union in January 2016 adopted a treaty – the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Older Persons – dealing with the rights of older persons in Africa. Since then, very few African...
The tension between personal experience, memory and historical fact is dynamic. It can be the wellspring of great stories. This is apt in the story of Soweto activist and businessman, Jabu Vilakazi, murdered...
The focus of this research is combining Bayesian statistics, in particular Bayesian data analysis, with utility theory. From utility theory we select the work from Kahneman and Tversky, i.e., Cumulative...
The project aims to explore little-studied dynamics among and behaviour of UN member states and staff members that constrain the organization, and render it resistant to meaningful reform and vulnerable...
Globally, mental illness is more responsible for extreme distress than poverty or unemployment, and, to compound the problem, mental illness interacts with poverty and unemployment in socially and economically...
This research focuses on South Africa’s democratic period and in particular on the state ambition- which I call the post-apartheid project— to provide a better life for all its citizens. Reading this...
The study of popular culture in Africa illustrates that ordinary African residents in urban settings use their local specificities to create popular forms of African cultural production that respond in...