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 May 2, 2018
African Centre for Cities’ Sophie Oldfield, who holds the University of Cape Town and University of Basel Professorship in Urban Studies, has been named the 2018 Distinguished Africanist Scholar by the Institute for African Development at Cornell University (IAD). (more…)
Sophie Oldfield October 13, 2017