An award-winning journalist working for a British-owned newspaper, investigates a series of killings that appear to be politically-related; the more he does so, the more he and his associates are threatened,...
This research is a part of a larger project: a book on a philosophical account of human freedom, drawing strongly on the German philosopher Immanuel Kant. The first part of the book will cover the metaphysics...
Identity conflicts abound globally. Africa is no exception, and the Horn of Africa seems to have had more than its fair share. Ethiopia was at war with its neighbour, Somalia, and with its erstwhile province,...
Paleontologists believe that early tetrapods had ears coupled across their mouth cavity, like modern lizards. Catherine Carr will be working at STIAS on this hypothesis, with the idea that understanding sound...
Federalism is arguably one of the less explored subjects in African political studies. Some may argue that the poor run of the system of government on the continent, or its outright unworkability and failure...
FINDING HOMER is a contemporary music-theater work. It is inspired by real and imagined stories of Balkan women who live as men after taking vows of chastity and celibacy. The project raises questions...
Despite the serious health problems that South Africa has faced in recent decades, including the HIV/AIDS epidemic, detailed information on the health of the nation’s population has not been collected...
“This project will bring together original, recently completed empirical work examining cultural and media dimensions of three key facets of contemporary consumer culture in the global south, with...
This project is based on completing a book manuscript focussed on “Gender, Sufi Ethics and Social justice in Islam”, which is under contract to Oneworld Academic Publications for their series Islam...
This application is the first part of a larger long-term project on the establishment of an Academy of Global Humanities. Responding to a sense of political, economic and environmental crisis, scholars...
Hair is one of the most distinctive features of the human species and of individual people. It protects us, and is one of our most important instruments of nonverbal communication. Enormous amounts of...
Cervical cancer is globally the third most common cancer in women, and in South Africa it is more common than breast cancer. Cervical cancer is caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) and both HPV vaccination...