New Rockefeller Associates for AGI

10 May 2004

Landed scholars: Dr Buhle Mbambo (foreground) will be producing a book based on her PhD thesis, as one of the AGI's six new Rockefeller Associates.

The African Gender Institute (AGI) welcomed its 2004 visiting associates in April.

The institute recently received funding from the Rockefeller Foundation to host two such groups, one in 2004 and another in 2005. Rockefeller has funded the AGI's associateships since 2000.

The Rockefeller Associates, as the scholars are known, will spend three months at UCT interacting with academics working on topics related to gender, anthropology, creative writing and historical studies, and will also meet up with practitioners from the gender development sector in the Western Cape. At the same time, the associates will be writing up their respective research projects.

Professor Cheryl de la Rey, DVC for research and innovation, along with the Dean of Humanities, Professor Paula Ensor, welcomed the group to UCT and the faculty at a special event on April 8.

The six women, representing four countries, are Hameda Deedat (from the Western Cape), Mfusi Hoza (Eastern Cape), Merab Kiremire (Zambia), Dr Buhle Mbambo (Zimbabwe), Aquilina Mwadza (Zimbabwe) and Catherine Ngugi (Kenya).

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10 May 2004

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