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PhD (Rural Sociology), Wageningen University
MA (Land and Agrarian Studies), University of the Western Cape
I have worked on development and human rights issues in a range of organisations for about 30 years, with food systems, economic justice, and agrarian reform being a focus for me over the last 20 years. Before taking up my current position as a Senior Lecturer and Development Studies Programme Coordinator, I was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Human Economy Programme, University of Pretoria, doing research on food systems and land rights.
Current Research Project(s)
Current research interests are focused on the symbiotic and non-corporate means of production and distribution of food that exist in Southern Africa with a focus on Tanzania and South Africa. This includes studying food markets and exploring what can be learnt from people's everyday practices for the achievement of the right to food and a more human economy. I am part of the Management Committee of the DSI-NRF CoE Food Security and lead the project on Urban Food Systems supported by the CoE.
I lecture on and coordinate the BSocSciHons in Development Studies. This programme offers an advanced cross-disciplinary study of development processes – history of the field of study, epistemological questions of theory, research methods, and the empirical contemporary world of development practice. I also supervise Masters and PhD Development Studies students.
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