Doctor of Philosophy Candidate, Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town
2018 Feb –July 2021
Thesis Topic: Relationships facilitated via the dating application Tinder.
Master of Social Science (Distinction), Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town
2015 Feb - June 2016
Thesis Topic: Strategies of coping with the fear of crime in suburban Cape Town.
Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Distinction), Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town
Thesis Topic: Strategies of bodily navigation of male refugees in Cape Town.
Bachelor of Social Science, Social Anthropology; African Language Studies and Literatures.
First year of study at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany.
INTERNSHIPS & WORK EXPERIENCE
Intern at the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
January 2021 - present
Blogger for the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS)
January 2021 - present
Research Assistant, University of Cape Town
September 2019 – present
Conducting interviews, analysing content (using Nvivo) and doing research on the formation of a professional identity of first-in-family engineering students.
Consultancy for the World Wide Web Foundation, Washington D.C., USA
Contributing the impact story component of the affordability report of the non-profit organisation.
Junior Research Fellow at the Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD)
Feb 2016 – Jan 2019
Variety of research related to health and sexuality at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban, South Africa.
Tutor, Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town
Feb 2015 - July 2015
Freelance German Teacher and Translator
Nov 2012 - present
Freelance Journalist, Offenbach Post. Offenbach, Germany
Sept 2010 - July 2011
May - Sept 2010, Offenbach Post. Offenbach, Germany
Mar - May 2010, Frankfurter Neue Presse. Frankfurt, Germany
Jan - Mar 2010, Obslife. Cape Town, South Africa
Nov - Dec 2009, Collaborative writing project. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Digital + humanities e-symposium, October 2020. Hosted by the DH in the Indian Rim project
Presentation calling for a scholarship of the digital that embraces science as contemplation in Hegel’s sense.
Teaching and Learning Conference, September 2020. University of Cape Town, South Africa
Presentation on the experiences of remote learning for first-in-family students.
DH2020 Conference, July 2020. University of Ottawa, Canada
Presentation on the various dimensions of my fieldwork on Tinder dating in a lightening round presentation. Chair and presenter at the Africa Forum of the virtual conference.
Global Digital Humanities Symposium, March 2020. Michigan State University, USA
Presentation on aspects of gender, race and class in digitally facilitated relationships contributed to the social justice theme of the digitally facilitated conference.
Anthropology Southern Africa (ASnA) annual conference, September 2019. Nelson Mandela University, Port Elisabeth, South Africa
Presentation on the ethical challenges of using app technologies as research tools under the conference theme ‘Narratives of Society in Transition, Crisis and Change’.
DH2019 Conference, July 2019. University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Poster presentation with colleagues from the workshop on the use of social media in election campaigns in southern Africa. Conference at the University in Utrecht, Netherlands was themed ‘complexities’ and aimed to highlight the humanist ways of DH in building complex models of complex realities.
Workshop: DH – the perspective of Africa, July 2019. Lorentz Center, Leiden, Netherlands
Participation in the satellite workshop at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, Netherlands, aimed at the articulation of the specific developments in the field of DH that are taking shape in Africa and their potential to enhance the global DH agenda. The event birthed the founding of the Network for Digital Humanities in Africa.