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Rights After Wrongs: Local Knowledge & Human Rights in Zimbabwe - Shannon Morreira

Anthropology Seminar Series 2017

~ Celebrating New Books ~

This Semester the Anthropology Section invites you to come and engage and celebrate the publications of new books from scholars in our department and beyond.
Please join us for our next seminar: Tuesday, October 03.  Attached herewith is an excerpt of the book.

Dr. Shannon Morreira discusses her recently published Rights After Wrongs: Local Knowledge & Human Rights in Zimbabwe. Stanford University Press (2016)  http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=25224

Tuesday October 03
2:00 – 3:30
HUMA Seminar Room, Neville Alexander Building

Dr. Shannon Morreira is an anthropologist based in the Humanities EDU at the University of Cape Town. As well as designing and lecturing on introductory courses in the social sciences, she teaches on African Studies and Anthropology undergraduate courses, and supervises  in Anthropology and Sociology. She recently received a Collaborative Educational Practice Award from UCT for her work on curriculum design. Her  research interests include the anthropology of knowledge and education; and the politics of postcolonial knowledge production. Recent publications include a book, Rights After Wrongs: Local Knowledge and Human Rights in Zimbabwe  (Stanford University Press, 2016) and various chapters and journal articles in the field of higher education. She is also co-editor of the Anthropology Southern Africa journal. She was recently nominated for a UCT Outstanding Young Researcher Award. She is currently working on an NRF-funded project on discourses of decolonization in the Humanities and Social Sciences; as well as continuing her work in Zimbabwe into ideas of justice and reconciliation in post-conflict spaces.

 

Date: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
Venue: 

HUMA Seminar Room, Neville Alexander Building

Contact Information: 

Selma Walters
selma.walters@uct.ac.za
021 650 3678