Research

Research is a fundamental element of our work and our teaching practice. The department hosts a range of research projects in the areas of health, identity, gender, popular arts, technologies, violence and environment. Students and staff participate to and organize conferences and workshops, collaborating with international scholars and partner institutions across Africa.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

LECTURER: DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY Anthropology at the University of the Western Cape has recently been reconstituted as its own department, reinvigorating a long-standing tradition of rigorous ethnographic research and pedagogy ...
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This is an interdisciplinary programme focusing on the social factors and cultural context of health in its teaching and on the intersecting fields of knowledge and experience in its research ...
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This research platform is dedicated to the study of men and masculinities in African settings. The key focus is understanding men’s experiences in society, their constructions of masculinity, and the ...
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Pop culture? Students often seem surprised when we introduce them to the focus of popular culture and global society in the third year course on contemporary cultural issues. They are ...
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Plants play a vital role in the survival and well-being of the living planet. Plants are everywhere and are fundamental for human life; yet, we little acknowledge their presence daily ...
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