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Donna Andrews is a postdoctoral Researcher at the University of the Western Cape in the Mellon funded Critical Food Studies programme where she explores the political and philosophical implications of food in the context of social subjects' relation to nature. She completed her PhD 'Capitalism and nature in South Africa: racial dispossession, liberation ideology and ecological crisis' at the University of Cape Town in 2017.

Stephanie Matseleng Allais is Research Chair of Skills Development, and Professor of Education at the Centre for Researching Education and Labour at Wits University. Her research is located in the sociology and political economy of education, focused on relationships between education and work.

Sarah Charlton is an Associate Professor in CUBES in the School of Architecture and Planning, and Research Associate of the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has worked extensively in low income housing in South Africa, including in the non-profit sector and in local government.

Adam Cooper is a Senior Research Specialist in the Education and Skills Development Programme at the Human Sciences Research Council. He works on issues related to the Sociologies of Youth and Education in the global South.

Thomas Englert is a labour activist and researcher. He holds a MA from the Global Labour University programme from the University of Witwatersrand and an economics MA from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

David Francis is the Deputy Director at the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, and a PhD candidate in Economics at Wits University.

Bridget Kenny is an Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand, specialising in research on contingent employment, gender and the service sector.

Sarah Mosoetsa is an Associate Professor of Sociology and the Chief Executive Officer at the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS). She is the author of Eating From One Pot: dynamics of survival in poor South African households. and co-editor of Labour in the Global South: challenges and alternatives for workers.

Laurence Piper is a political scientist at the University of the Western Cape interested in urban governance, democracy, and informality in South Africa and comparatively. His latest book, with Fiona Anciano.,is Democracy Disconnected: participation and governance in a city of the South.

Carin Runciman is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Change, University of Johannesburg. Her research specialises in working class politics and activism in post-apartheid South Africa.

Anna Selmeczi is a Lecturer and Programme Convener of the Masters in Southern Urbanism at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town. She is co-editor with Erzsébet Strausz and shine choi of fortcoming book Critical Methods for the Study of World Politics: creativity and transformation.

Yael Shalem is an Associate Professor of education at the Wits School of Education. Her research interests include professional knowledge, curriculum, teacher education and teacher work.

Crain Soudien is Chief Executive Officer of the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa. He is also an Emeritus Professor of Education and African Studies at the University of Cape Town.

Lisa Vetten has worked in the field of violence against women for over two decades as a counsellor, para-legal, trainer and researcher. She is currently a PhD Fellow at the Wits Cities Institute.

Edward Webster is the Distinguished Research Professor at the Southern Centre of Inequality Studies and the founder and past director of the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand.



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