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Nikiwe Solomon

I am a lecturer in the Social Anthropology Department at the University of Cape Town and currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Humanities. My PhD research focuses on the Kuils River in Cape Town, it’s entanglement with social and political worlds as well as in urban planning.

My research interests lie in exploring and understanding the relationship between humans and the environment in cultural production. In a broad sense, my research focus is on how human and ecological well-being and issues of sustainability are entangled with with politics, economics and technology.

I teach and supervise at Honours and Master’s level, supervising various topics at Honours level and a focus on Environmental Anthropology at Master’s Level.

 

 

Recent Publications

Book chapter

Solomon, N. 2016. The invisible visible and visible invisible: Zimbabwean migrant women. In F. Nyamnjoh and I Brudvig (eds) Johanesburg and their cell phones in Mobility, ICTs and Marginality in Africa. South Africa. HSRC Press.

 

Reports to the WRC

Amis, A.M and Solomon, N. 2016. Exploring the Value of Integrating Green Innovations in Business. Report to the Water Research Commission. WRC Report No. 2349/1/16. ISBN 978-1-4312-0769-5

 

Forthcoming

Co-editor of book with preliminary title of “Sons and Daughters of the Soil”. Other Co-authors include Associate Professor Lesley Green (Director of Environmental Humanities South, UCT) and Associate Professor Virginia MacKenny (School of Fine Art UCT)

 

Interests and Current Research Projects

Urban water systems; local and global food systems, neoliberalisation of the commons; sustainability; human and ecological well-being.

Co-editor of book with preliminary title of “Sons and Daughters of the Soil”. Other Co-authors include Associate Professor Lesley Green (Director of Environmental Humanities South, UCT) and Associate Professor Virginia MacKenny (School of Fine Art UCT)

 

Consultation Times

Mondays 10 am – 12 noon

Wednesdays 10 am – 12 noon

Booking via email correspondence

 

Contact Details

Office address: Room 5.16 Social Anthropology Department, Level 5, AC Jordan Building

Telephone: +27 21 650 3682

Email address: nikiwe.solomon@uct.ac.za