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Graduate researchers

Dr Clever Chikwanda

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: clever.chikwanda@gmail.com
Office: 4.03, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus

Research interests: Theory and practice of mediation and preventative diplomacy, including matters of governance, peace & security, conflict transformation, post-conflict healing, reconciliation, restorative justice, elections and public policy, mostly within SADC nations

Institute project area: African Union & Regionalism

Lena Gronback

Ph.D. candidate

Email: Gronbach.Lena@gmail.com

Research interests: Social protection, social cash transfers, financial inclusion, payment systems, financial sector development, public private partnerships, financial technologies

Institute project area: Public Policy Team

Doruk Isikci

Ph.D. candidate

Email: dorukisikci@gmail.com
Office: 4.88, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus

Research interests: Theories of nationalism, civil society, civil society organizations in South Africa 

Matthias Kroenke

Ph.D. candidate

Email: m.w.kroenke@live.com
Office: 5.89, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus

Research interests: The nature and consequences of political institutions, particularly on political parties, courts, electoral systems and elections, and how they affect democratic accountability and economic development

Website: matthiaskroenke.com

Institute project area: Afrobarometer Data Team, Judiciaries in Africa, Political Parties in Africa

 

Dr Sikhanyiso Masuku

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: sikhanyiso.Masuku@uct.ac.za
Office: 4.89, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus

Research interests: The pattern and causes of coerced migration (forced migration drivers) protection gaps and statelessness.

Leonard Mbulle-Nziege

Ph.D. candidate

Email: MBLLEO001@myuct.ac.za
Office: 5.70, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus

Research interests: Conflict studies, democratization, economic development, migration, and political economy (with focus on Francophone and West Africa)

Martin Oswald

Ph.D. candidate

Email: oswmar001@myuct.ac.za
Office: 4.88, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus

Research interests: Democracy and development, electoral participation and voting behaviour in Tanzania, Africa and beyond

Institute project area: Afrobarometer Data Team

Hangala Siachiwena

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: SCHHAN014@myuct.ac.za
Office: 4.89, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus

Research interests: Development, social protection, politics and public policy, elections and democracy, Southern Africa (with a core focus on Zambia and Malawi)

Institute project area: Afrobarometer Data Team, Public Policy Team

Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: sishuwa.sishuwa@uct.ac.za
Office: 5.89, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus

Research interests: The study of identity politics, elections, populism, political parties, civil society and democratisation in
Zambia

Institute project area: Political Parties in Africa

Henry Tambala

Masters candidate

Email: tambalahenry@gmail.com

Research interests: Prospective effects of climate change on Malawian farmers’ attitudes to farm subsidies and social protection

Institute project area: Public Policy Team