Seminar 2023

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Term 3: Democracy and Land

2 August: Dr Victor Figueroa (South Africa-Cuba Health Cooperation). Social Medicine and Universal Healthcare in South Africa: A History Discussant: Prof Jonathan Stadler (UJ).

16 August: Matias López (Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy Graduate Institute) Unlikely Expropriators: Why Right-Wing Parties Implemented Agrarian Reform in Democratic Brazil Discussant: Dr Dineo Skosana – Society, Work and Politics Institute (Wits University)

23 August: Dr Gaynor Paradza (Public Affairs Research Institute) The impact of (unregulated) customary tenure change on land access and livelihood in Southern Africa. Discussant: Sthandiwe Yeni (PhD candidate, the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), UWC).

30 August: Dr Tendai Murisa (SIVIO Institute, Zimbabwe). The link between democracy and customary land rights in Zimbabwe. Discussant: Prof. Mbongiseni Buthelezi (Anthropology and Development Studies, UJ and Public Affairs Research Institute)

Term 2: Health, the Body and Medicine

11 April Prof Efua Prah

19 April Dr Ziyanda Majambozi (UP) Too old to start a family?: Obstetric Abuse of Women of ‘Advanced Maternal Age. Discussant: Prof Efua Prah (UJ)

26 April Prof Susan Levine (UCT) Proxemics, COVID-19, and the Ethics of Care. Discussant: Dr Alison Swartz

3 May Sandra Manuel

10 May Prof Siphokazi Magadla (Rhodes University) Mzana: Transnational Guerrillas. Discussant: Nomzamo Ntombela (PhD Candidate – Stellenbosch University).

17 May Prof Anne Pollock University Kings College London) Reproductive Injustice: Serena Williams’ Birth Story. Discussant: Prof Efua Prah (UJ).

24 May Prof Carla Tsampiras (UCT) What are you historically classified as? –  Reflections on Histories and Futures of Health, the Body, and Medicine

Term 1: Digital Migration Studies: Methodological Considerations and Reflections about the Use of Multimedia and Storytelling in Knowledge Creation

22 February Maggie Perzyna (Research Associate, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration & Integration, Toronto Metropolitan University) Alternative modes of knowledge production in migration studies: Multimedia storytelling as a way of decolonising and communicating research. Discussant: Tsitsi Mpofu-Mketwa

1 March Julia Stier (Research Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center) The role of social media for the construction of a migratory imaginary in the context of Senegalese migration. Discussant: Karabo Sitto

8 March Azrini Wahidin (University of Warwick, Department of Sociology) ‘The Mighty Few’: The Role of Reparation and Reconciliation for Female Ex-combatants in the Irish Republican Army and the African National Congress. Discussant: Ingrid Palmary (UJ Sociology).

15 March Sophia Burton (Migration Matters, managing director) and Bernadette Klausberger (Migration Matters, media producer) Migration Matters! – Cross-disciplinary practices in communicating migration research. Discussant: Selina Mudavanhu

22 March Alka Kumar (Research Affiliate with the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration program at the Toronto Metropolitan University) Between critical enquiry and creative writing: Exploring alternative approaches to knowledge production in migration studies Discussant: Betty Chiyangwa

29 March Cyrus Sundar Singh (an AcademiCreActivist—Gemini Award-winning filmmaker, scholar, songwriter, composer, poet, and change-maker ) Floating to the Lure of the Promised Land Discussant Ragi Bashonga