Collaboration with the Autonomous University of Puebla in Mexico
The Department of Sociology at Rhodes University is establishing official relations with the Autonomous University of Puebla in Mexico. A Memorandum of Understanding will soon be signed.
This collaboration arose in the light of the visit by Professor John Holloway (based in Puebla) to the Department of Sociology late last year and the subsequent visit by Professor Kirk Helliker (head of Sociology at Rhodes) to Puebla early this year.
There are plans for research collaboration between staff and post-graduate students at the two institutions (including comparative analyses of Latin America and Africa) as well as student and staff exchanges between Mexico and South Africa.