Sophie Oldfield holds the University of Basel–University of Cape Town Professorship in Urban Studies, based at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town.
She is an urban and human geographer with a focus on cities in the Global South through her theoretical and primary research and as co-editor of the path breaking Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global South (Routledge, 2014).
She served as president of the Society of South African Geographers from 2012 to 2014 and helping to establish and develop the Southern African City Studies Network from 2007 to the present.
Sophie Oldfield October 13, 2017
Prof Sophie Oldfield holds the University of Cape Town–University of Basel Professorship in Urban Studies. On 3 October 2017 she gave her inaugural lecture entitled High Stakes, High Hopes: Creating Urban Knowledge Collaboratively at the University of Basel, Switzerland. (more…)