Postdoctoral Research Fellow
I am a Postdoctoral Researcher on the African Urban Futures project. My research interests are informality, urban environmental issues, and urban infrastructure. For my doctoral research, I examined how street waste pickers gain and maintain access to waste in the City of Tshwane, South Africa. Studying waste opens an avenue through which to gain a deeper understanding of topics relevant to Southern cities, such as informality, infrastructure, sustainability, environmental and spatial injustice, and inequality. I have since engaged in projects investigating the contribution of the informal sector in the recycling of different types of waste.