Dudu is a PhD fellow with the African Centre for Migration and Society, Wits.
Since joining ACMS in 2009, Dudu completed an MA from which her PhD study expands, exploring the influence of migration trajectories on migrants’ memorial practices. The PhD study focuses on migrants’ use of art to navigate their precarious lives as migrants, and speak about and memorialise past state perpetrated violence in Zimbabwe (the country of origin) activities that South Africa (the host country) gives opportunity to engage in.
Dudu is interested in how people navigate their conditions of precarity such as migrants’ making their lives under constant threat of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg. She is also exploring experimental forms of research methods using art such as music, poetry and drama, as data and to present research to wider audiences.
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