Humanity is facing an existential crisis from global climate change. Evolutionary biology has a critical role to play in how we respond. The problem fundamentally involves two evolvable variables: Ecosystems,...
This research project examines the first generation of independent African leaders and how they went about constructing new African nation-states: forging a sense of nationhood out of disparate African...
The Anglophone diaspora arose during the period we identify as the Anthropocene. From 1780 to 1930 English speakers rocketed from 12m to 200m through language migration and Anglophone settlements in Australasia,...
The accelerating capability of computing power and development of artificial intelligence poses new questions regarding the future of work. Estimates of the potential impact over the coming decades range...
Human mind continuously produces explanations because an explained world is perceived as more understandable, more secure, open for forecasting and for planning of successful actions. In all cultures and...
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...
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 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...
My study of prehistoric art in the Northern Cape, South Africa probes the quest for an authentic past in relation to the region’s complex, layered history, from ancient traces to contemporary concerns....
The current ‘sixth extinction’ event represents a major crisis for conservation as well as for global society more generally. But how to interpret this event in relation to the highly uneven patterns...
The corpus of scholarship from the “Global North” signal an increasing global feminization of the legal profession. Yet, little remains known about the trends in the “Global South”, as this apparent...