- Group:SanOcean Team
Nikiwe Solomon is a lecturer in the Social Anthropology Department at the University of Cape Town and recently completed a PhD in Environmental Humanities. Her PhD research focused on the Kuils River in Cape Town, its entanglement with social, technological and political worlds. Her research interests lie in exploring and understanding the relationship between humans and the environment in water management and governance. In a broad sense, her research focus is on how human and ecological well-being and issues of sustainability are entangled with politics, economics and technology. Nikiwe has experience in consultancy and academic work, particularly focused on Green and alternative economies and water socio-techno-political worlds. She has experience in the training of green and social small to medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as teaching courses on society, democracy, science, economics and politics in the Environmental humanities at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She is also co-editor of an upcoming book with Prof Lesley Green and Associate Prof Virginia MacKenny with the preliminary title “Resistance is fertile: On being Sons and Daughters of the Soil”.
Nikiwe Solomon is a research fellow with the Seed Box, an interdisciplinary and international Environmental Humanities research program funded by Mistra (The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research) and Formas (The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences, and Spatial Planning) where she serves as a fellow in Feminist and Anticolonial Approaches to Environmental Humanities and Justice in the Global South with research focusing on flows – of currents (water and capital), toxics and cement.