Emma Monama


Emma Monama is a researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society, at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She holds a Master of Science degree in Geography (Wits) where her dissertation explored the relationship between race, space and class in post-apartheid South Africa. In particular, it focused on the use and imagination of public spaces and the challenges they present for rethinking the post-apartheid landscape in creating an “integrated society”. Her research interests include space, place and identity; the politics of climate change; mobility, difference and spatial governance. Her current research seeks to interrogate and understand how difference is constructed and negotiated in everyday life, and the rural/urban binary in shaping spatial planning policies in post-apartheid South Africa.