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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 trilogy is a young adult dystopian speculative fiction designed to sensitize African and global adults, to the need to engage politically and personally in order to take their destiny into their own...
This research project aims to study the experience, material culture, and social background of the cultic practices of the peoples that lived in the southern arid margins of the Levant (Negev, Edom, Sinai)...
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”,...
Mitochondria are commonly known as “powerhouses of the cell” and their dysfunction has been linked to various human diseases. In addition to their vital role in energy production, they are involved...
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...
In September 1977, Bantu Stephen Biko was murdered by the South African security police. Given Biko’s status as a leading anti-apartheid activist, the news of his death immediately reverberated around...
This book project concerns the 1963-64 trial of Neville Alexander and ten other members of the National Liberation Front (NLF). Neglected in the scholarly literature, the NLF was distinctive in two respects....
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...
This project is concerned with the role of language in epistemic justice, defined as an ethical project of reversing epistemic exclusions, mitigating epistemic harm, and seeking parity of epistemic authority...