University of Barcelona Barcelona Spain Oct. 2013– Nov.2017 (Defended Feb. 2018)
PhD: Doctoral dissertation in sociology. Passed with excellence. Doctoral dissertation focussed on overcoming the conceptual and empirical shortcomings of neo-Marxist and other productivistic approaches to modern social change in the humanities and social sciences. It portrays consumer practices as an essential dimension of struggles for recognition in circuits of market exchange, centralised redistribution and social reciprocity and develops an approach to consumption potentially applicable to a wide range of modern social settings, using case studies from post-Second World War South Africa in the fields of housing, healing and clothing.
Rhodes University Grahamstown South Africa Feb.2006– Jul.2009 (Awarded Apr. 2010)
MA: Dissertation in political and international studies. Passed with distinction. Master’s dissertation focused on Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor’s contributions towards an ontologically informed critique of procedural versions of liberalism. This entailed critically relating elements of Taylor’s philosophical anthropology to his more historically situated writing on theories of justice, civic humanism and the practical politics of recognition in modern societies.
Rhodes University Grahamstown South Africa Feb.2003– Nov.2003
BA (Joint honours): Majored in English & Political and International Studies. Passed with distinction and full academic colours.
Rhodes University Grahamstown South Africa Feb.2000– Nov.2002
BA (Undergraduate): Majored in English & Political and International Studies. Passed with distinction and full academic colours.
Last Modified: Wed, 09 Feb 2022 15:32:10 SAST