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SEMINAR: African Franchise and the making of anti-colonial Blackness in colonial South Africa, 1874-1890
2023 SEMINAR SERIES: Thursday 30 March, 13:00-14:30 (SAST)Room 401, Arts and Social Sciences Building, SU African Franchise and the making of anti-colonial Blackness in colonial South Africa, 1874-1890 Dr. Jonathan SchootsPostdoctoral Fellow, Stellenbosch University,...
SEMINAR: Sex and the Village: Theorizing the Rural through Scandal in Himalayan India
2023 SEMINAR SERIES: Thursday 23 March, 13:00-14:30 (SAST)Room 401, Arts and Social Sciences Building, SU Sex and the Village: Theorizing the Rural through Scandal in Himalayan India Prof. Radhika GovindrajanAssociate Professor, Anthropology, University of Washington...
SEMINAR: Evidence Building in Ethnographic Research (But the Data is Dubious)
2023 SEMINAR SERIES: Thursday 2 March, 13:00-14:30 (SAST) Room 401, Arts and Social Sciences Building, SU Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Tammy-WilksDownload .
SEMINAR: Occupations as reparative urban infrastructure: Thinking with Cissie Gool House, Cape Town
2023 SEMINAR SERIES: Thursday 23 February, 13:00-14:30 (SAST) Room 401, Arts and Social Sciences Building, SU Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Suraya-SchebaDownload .
2023 Seminar Series Programme: Term 1
Thursdays 13:00-14:30 Arts and Social Sciences Building, Department of Sociology and Anthropology - Room 401 Seminar-Programme-2023_revisedDownload
SEMINAR: Settler Ecologies – Conservation and Colonialism in Palestine-Israel
2023 SEMINAR SERIES: Settler Ecologies – Conservation and Colonialism in Palestine-Israel
Prof. Irus Braverman – Thursday 16 February, 13:00-14:30 (SAST)
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Scholarship Programme (PSP) 2023
Stellenbosch University aims to become Africa's leading research-intensive university, globally recognised as excellent, inclusive and innovative, where we advance knowledge in service of society. Full and Partial Scholarships are available based on criteria...
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Project Title: Gender, Sexualities & Education Scope of Research: The research relates to gender, sexuality and schooling, examining how educational practices, discourses, and structures normalise cisheteronormativity, along with how these are resisted within...
OP-ED: To higher education institutions: your students are potential changemakers in climate crisis action
The growing focus of higher educational institutions on mobilising and marshalling their capacity to generate research into the climate crisis is a logical step to address the wicked problem of climate change. This focus, however, fails to recognise the potential of students themselves as changemakers in each institution and society more generally.
Statement over Racist Incident at Huis Marais: Sunday 15 May 2022
The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Stellenbosch University wishes to add its voice to those emanating from our institution, the country and across the globe condemning the racist incident that transpired at Huis Marais on Sunday 15 May. The...
Dialogue Series at SU bring students and staff together to fight climate change
During our time as students at Stellenbosch University (SU), we have been involved in student activism around climate change. We’ve had numerous discussions on this topic with a range of student societies, the Student Representative Council (SRC) and various staff...
OP-ED: Women still considered a threat to military effectiveness and warrior spirit
By Lindy Heinecken. Article originally published on Mail&Guardian on 23 March 2022. With few exceptions, war is largely waged by men, with less than 1% of all combatants in history being women. Today, women remain a minority in the military, in combat and senior...
The Archive of Possibilities
By Efua Prah. Article originally published on ALICE news on 16.03.2022 When we think of Africa, what story dominates? Whilst we have been expertly cautioned about the dangers of a single story, the popular narratives of the lumbering economic giant, or the...
VIDEO: Dr Efua Prah weighs in on SAHRC inquiry into racism and discrimination in advertising industry
In this interview on NewzRoom Afrika, Dr Efua Prah weighs in on SAHRC inquiry into racism and discrimination in advertising industry
VIDEO: A look at the plight of women in war-torn countries
As we commemorate International Women’s Day, Prof. Lindy Heinecken, from Stellenbosch University, looks at the plight of women in war-torn countries. This as scores of women and girls in Ukraine continue to face hostilities.
AUDIO: Changing conversations about women’s reproductive health
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March. In this podcast, Dr Efua Prah from the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology talks about why we need to change the conversations about women’s reproductive health which is still considered a taboo subject in some societies.
VIDEO: Unpacking the events at Hoerskool Jan Vilijoen
This week we have seen images of parents and community members of different races clash outside Hoerskool Jan Vilijoen. But there are so many things going on in our society around this it is a conversation around transformation, around inclusion it’s about a lot more...
OP-ED: Social capital and economic empowerment: Lessons for black South Africa from the Afrikaners of Vanderbijlpark
By Jantjie Xaba. Article first published in the Daily Maverick on 8 February 2022. In the 1940s, white Afrikaners in the former apartheid, Iscor-dominated town of Vanderbijlpark developed networks, trust and relationships to overcome poverty, joblessness and skills...
OP-ED: ‘Rights of Nature’: A fundamental challenge to the world as we know it.
By Steven Robins. Article originally published in the Daily Maverick on 6 January 2022. The gradual growth of the notion that the protection of our natural world can be achieved by the assertion of the legal rights of Nature has begun to shift the way many...
OP-ED: River Club: Utopian fantasies of a high tech concrete jungle in a city of broken infrastructures and fractured communities.
By Steven Robins. Article originally published in the Daily Maverick on 22 November 2021. While the details of the land-use planning decision to rezone the River Club land for development has yet to be dissected in the courtroom, what has become very clear is that the...
VACANCY: DSI/NRF SARChI Chair (Closing Date: 12 November 2021)
Stellenbosch UniversityFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology DSI/NRF SARChI Chair in the Sociology of Land, Environment and Sustainable Development Four-year term from 2022, with the possibility of renewal for a further...