The decision by the South African Parliament in February 2018 to review the constitutional property clause possibly allowing for expropriation without compensation has fervently brought the land question...
My project focuses on water and sanitation through the technologies that provide them, as a highly specific material index for abstract sensibilities about what constitutes a “proper” and dignified...
The Song of Songs, a collection of ancient erotic poetry known to the modern reader as a part of the Jewish and Christian Bible, belongs to the ancient Near Eastern tradition of love poetry together with...
The process of transforming agriculture in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is, especially for policymakers and decisionmakers, highly complex. It represents a major challenge for governments...
This project addresses how, and how early, racial and gender biases emerge in young children and how they are shaped by the linguistic and social communities (families, schools, neighborhoods) in which...
This project centres on South Africa’s first illustrated magazine Libertas (1940 -1946) a vehicle of anti-Fascist advocacy and propaganda for pro-Allied engagement in WW2. Constance Stuart was the magazine’s...
Across West Africa, societies adopt different approaches toward the spatial organization of the burial of the dead of the sub-region’s two most important world religions- Islam and Christianity. Focusing...
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,...
Research on human dance has provided insights into the proximate mechanisms of dance, either individually or when dancing with partners or in groups. However, why humans dance and how dance evolved has...
The Failing and Successful Sequences of Democratization (FASDEM) research program led by Prof. Staffan I. Lindberg, Director of V-Dem Institute, seeks to revolutionize our understanding of democratic transition...
The project focuses on falsified medicines – a growing health problem affecting both developed and developing countries. Falsified medicines range from mixtures of toxic substances to ineffective...
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...