Can seaports function as growth poles outside the Traditional Maritime Nations? If so, under what conditions? If not, why not? Can ports skew or stunt development? How well have Nigeria and Angola harnessed...
With increased transnational migration in recent years, children growing up with more than one language has become more and more common as people cross borders, integrate into new cultural-linguistic landscapes,...
Despite its fundamental status in biology, the species category definition remains controversial and quantitative methods to test species status are in their infancy. One aspect of the controversy that...
This project seeks new critical and creative perspectives on the planetary crisis in forms of storytelling from the global South and the southern hemisphere that address the oceanic and hydrological effects...
Evolution depends on the copying of genetic information (DNA) with the incorporation of changes (mutations) that are inherited by subsequent generations. Evolutionary biologists use the information in...
While policy-makers and international development practitioners in southern Africa put a great weight on supporting job creation given several decades of “jobless growth” in the region, there is less...
A key feature of the Anthropocene is the production of nuclear waste. Every stage of the nuclear fuel cycle produces radioactive waste that poses health and environmental risks and hence requires safe...
Although the categories “wild” and “domesticated” are routinely theorized as opposites, they turn out to overlap significantly in practice. Many animals can belong to either category, depending...
Surprisingly little is known about how the South African publishing industry has operated over the past 35 politically tumultuous years. Yet the value of publishing as a cultural benefit and an adjunct...
The Martyr traces the story of Omar, a young Kenyan man and a talented sculptor who joins the Al-Shabaab after being innocently arrested in a police swoop and locked up for two years.This project will...
Wetting phenomena are ubiquitous in nature and in our manufactured technological environment. Every instance of contact between substances composed of molecules or larger artificial particles presents...
My project involves writing a song cycle to form the basis of an opera, Where Does The Air Go?. The opera is a long-term project, an all-women’s opera that I am curating with collaborators from the...