Blog Posts

  • “Let me tell my own story: Poetry as decolonising methodology. A blog by SeaM in conversation with Dr. Duduzile Ndlovu (African Centre for Migration & Society, Wits University) as part of the #MethodsMatter Blog Series.
  • The notion of ‘the field’ and the practices of researching and writing Africa. A blog by SeaM in conversation with Professor Artwell Nhemachena (University of Namibia) as part of the #MethodsMatter Blog Series.
  • Narrative inquiry as a decolonising methodology. A blog by SeaM in conversation with Professor Amani Hamdan (University of Dammam) as part of the #MethodsMatter Blog Series.
  • Update from the field: Maternal healthcare experiences of Zimbabwean and South African women in Jo’burg. A blog by SeaM funded Doctoral Candidate at ACMS Tackson Makandwa giving an update on his PhD fieldwork.
  • Mwangaza mama. A blog by SeaM funded Postdoctoral Researcher at ACMS Rebecca Walker sharing her reflections on how the participants of the Mothering in the City project which explores everyday lived experiences of migrants who are mothers in marginalised spaces in Johannesburg, South Africa arrived at their group name “Mwangaza Mama”, and the significance of its meaning.
  • The burden of care. A blog by SeaM funded Postdoctoral Researcher at ACMS Rebecca Walker reflecting on her experience conducting her PhD research from 2004-2007  in Batticaloa, a coastal town in eastern Sri Lanka.
  • “This small piece of paper”. A blog by SeaM funded Postdoctoral Researcher at ACMS Rebecca Walker describing the difficulties participants of the Mothering in the City project which explores everyday lived experiences of migrants who are mothers in marginalised spaces in Johannesburg, South Africa face in dealing with documentation.
  • Being seen. A blog by SeaM funded Postdoctoral Researcher at ACMS Rebecca Walker describing how the women participants of the Mothering in the City project which explores everyday lived experiences of migrants who are mothers in marginalised spaces in Johannesburg, South Africa have to work out where they can be seen and where they need to stay invisible, where they can make demands and hope for assistance, and where they know they will be told they are not entitled or deserving.
  • Poking the wound – research, stories and process – thinking through the complexities. A blog by SeaM funded Postdoctoral Researcher at ACMS Rebecca Walker er reflections on how the participants of the Mothering in the City project which explores everyday lived experiences of migrants who are mothers in marginalised spaces in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 60+: Queer, Old Joburg. A blog by the SeaM team describing a SeaM pilot project which focuses on ten, queer Joburgers who are 60+. The project is primarily using oral histories to explore how participants understood and engaged with space both during and after apartheid.
  • Everyday Mayfair. A blog by SeaM funded Lecturer in the School of Language, Literature and Media at the University of the Witwatersrand Dr Nereida Ripero-Muñiz. The blog discusses Everyday Mayfair; a participatory research methods project in which Somali migrants explore, through the production of maps, photography and storytelling, their migration journeys from Somalia to Mayfair, Johannesburg, their present relationship with the city and their future hopes and dreams of resettlement in other parts of the world.
  • Work and wellbeing on the urban periphery. A blog by the SeaM team which discusses SeaM’s first pilot project that drew together Zaheera Jinnah, Jo Vearey, Thea de Gruchy and Goitse Manthata from the University of Witwatersrand with Sam Spiegel and Jessica Yu from the University of Edinburgh. In this blog, the team give us a flavour of their research. For the full report, click here.

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