ANTHUSIA – the multi-disciplinary research project in the Anthropology of Human Security in Africa – held its first summer school at the British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. The project’s sixteen Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) were given a thorough introduction to the concept of human security and engaged in a range of sessions on research and practical methods, and as well as on ethical considerations, including those concerned with decolonising the design and the content of a European-driven programme such as ANTHUSIA.
ESR Evelien Storme, affiliated to SALDRU and IARA at the University of Leuven, is working on youth employability through mixed methods and will soon start her fieldwork in Hout Bay, Cape Town. Supervisors and students were given time for additional supervisory meetings and some of the programme’s partners were invited to present on their work.
SALDRU Chief Research Officer, Ariane De Lannoy, is co-supervisor and an elected member of the ANTHUSIA supervisory board. She drew on SALDRU’s 30-year review and its more recent history of hosting the Poverty & Inequality Initiative of the University of Cape Town to present on the unit’s work. We wish all the ESRs heading into fieldwork the very best!
Some pictures of the gatherings: