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Newton Advanced Fellow Award

The Centre of African Studies welcomes Duduzile Ndlovu from African Centre of Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand as a Newton Advanced Fellow.

DuduDudu recently submitted a PhD thesis focusing on Zimbabwean migrants’ use of art to navigate precarious lives, speak about and memorialise past state perpetrated violence in Zimbabwe (the country of origin) and xenophobia in South Africa. Dudu is interested in how people make meaning of precarity such as migrants’ making their lives under constant threat of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg. She is also exploring art based research methods; using music, poetry and drama, as data and to present research to wider audiences with an aim to pursue creative or art based research as a strategy for accessing indigenous ways of knowing, and developing indigenous research methodologies.

Please get in touch and we can provide contact details if you'd like to meet Dudu when she visits Edinburgh at various times over the next year. 

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