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 […]

Langelihle Nyuswa

Her research focuses on the unrest that unfolded in parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in July 2021, looking specifically at the events in Vosloorus, Gauteng. Masego has experience as a news reporter for an online publication covering stories with a human rights focus.

Alice Mushagalusa

Her current research investigates the relationship between wartime rape and militarized masculinities in the eastern DRC. She explored how wartime rape constructed a hierarchy of gendered power between the perpetrators and their victims.

Masego Mafata

Her research focuses on the unrest that unfolded in parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in July 2021, looking specifically at the events in Vosloorus, Gauteng. Masego has experience as a news reporter for an online publication covering stories with a human rights focus.

Vuyolwethu Ncube

Vuyo holds a Masters Degree in Social and Psychological Research and is fluent in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research. Her PhD is focused on studying violence against women using Systematic Video Observation and Analysis – an innovative method of studying human conflicts using various forms of video data.

Daniel Kabunduli Nkhata

Daniel Nkhata is a PhD student in Sociology. His research interest is in neo-extractivism, labour, precarity and violence, currently writing on the centrality of violence in formalisation processes of the artisanal and small-scale mining in Malawi.

Karl von Holdt

Karl von Holdt is a professor at the Society Work and Politics Institute. His current research interests include popular politics, movements, violence, the political economy of corruption, geopolitics and social theory.

Call for Applications: Postgrad Scholarships – Violent States, States of Violence

Violent States, States of Violence Principal Investigators: Prof Garth Stevens (Department of Psychology) and Prof Karl von Holdt (SWOP) Call for Applications for 2023 Postgraduate Scholarships The Violent States, States of Violence Research Project at the University of the Witwatersrand invites applications from MA students for scholarships in the field of violence studies for the […]