WUN_logo_smallWe are pleased to announce that Dr. Paula Meth and Dr. Lorenza Fontana have both been awarded funding under the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Research Mobility Programme.

The Research Mobility Programme (RMP) offers funding for the academic community to visit the international WUN partners in Europe, Americas, China, South Africa and Australasia to establish and cultivate research links at an institutional and individual level. Paula and Lorenza will both be partnering with the University of Cape Town under the programme.

Dr. Paula Meth will be visiting the University of Cape Town to establish a core network of individuals interested in ‘Gender & Changing Cities’, as well as to build links with organisations working in this field. During her stay, Paula will deliver a seminar based on her research in the field, and will also co-host a roundtable workshop to establish the key issues in gender and cities and how international collaborations can address these. To find out more about Paula’s research, visit her staff page

Dr. Lorenza Fontana will be working with the University of Cape Town to undertake a comparative study of the land governance and rural movements’ claims in South Africa and Bolivia. This follows Lorenza’s recent work on land conflicts between social organisations in the Andean region, which looked at the impact of land governance reforms on the processes of claim-making and identity-building at the local level. To find out more about Lorenza’s research, visit her staff page