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 June 7, 2018
In the first six weeks of the first semester African Centre for Cities hosted a joint City Research Studio (CRS), a cornerstone of the newly launched MPhil in Southern Urbanism and the Masters in Critical Urbanisms (University of Basel) semester at UCT. CRS was conceived of as a three-part experimental space for students, and faculty, […]
Sophie Oldfield May 2, 2018
Sophie Oldfield October 13, 2017