Lerato Pitso

MA Student Lerato Violet Pitso is a 26-year-old scholar from Lesotho with a rich academic background in Social Sciences and a strong focus on labour studies. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Criminology and Sociology from the University of the Free State and an Honours degree in Labour, Economic, and Development Sociology from […]

Oreneile Tako

MA Student Oreneile Toka holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Psychology which she completed 2021. In 2023 she completed her Honours degree in Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand, in which she looked at local transport policies aimed at redressing spatial inequalities in the City of Tshwane. She is currently completing her Master’s degree […]

Bárbara Rousseaux

MA Student Bárbara Rousseaux is an economist who works in the creative field. Throughout her career, she coordinated several cultural projects, human rights initiatives, and worked as an arts journalist. In 2018, Bárbara moved to South Africa to work at the Embassy of Argentina and coordinate their cultural programme. Since then, she has been harnessing cultural […]

Abdirizak Muhumed

PhD Student Abdirizak Muhumed is a Researcher & Independent Consultant, a PhD student in the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), and a recipient of the Violent States, States of Violence PhD scholarship hosted by the Society, Work & Politics Institute (SWOP). Muhumed holds an MA in Political Studies, a BA (Hons) […]

Nkosana Sithole

MA Student I am a previous Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow (MMUF) as well as a GLUS Sue Ledwith awardee, currently a Mellon Mays Research Fellow (South Africa) in its Mellon Pipeline Development Program (MPDP) under the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a graduate student at the University of the Witwatersrand pursuing my Masters in Political […]

Masilo Silokazi

MA Student Masilo Silokazi is an accomplished academic and leader, currently pursuing her MA in Critical Diversity Studies at Wits University. She holds a BA in Humanities and a BAHons in Drama and Theatre Studies (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University. She is deeply passionate about gender, culture, women, and sexuality studies. An avid reader of […]