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 Honours

Dawson, Muneebah (2014)  The Social Diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Mothers’ Experiences of Knowledge: An Ethnographic Study Set in Cape Town. Unpublished Honours thesis, Social Anthropology, UCT.

Eppel, Joe. (2014) Regulated Roots: Negotiating Belonging and Raising Children as a Zimbabwean Migrant in Cape Town, South Africa. Unpublished Honours thesis, Social Anthropology, UCT.

Ferreira, Nicole (2014) Rationalising Sexual Relations and Reproductive Negotiations: Young Women's Experiences of Family Planning in Cape Town. Unpublished Honours thesis, Social Anthropology, UC

Marais, Kylie (2014) The Ethnography of Leaks: what the bodies and bodily fluids of infants reveal. Unpublished Honours thesis,Social Anthropology, UCT.

Ncube, Min'enhle (2014) 'Posted Home’: The Impact of Tuberculosis on early Childhood and Beyond in Maphisa. Unpublished Honours thesis, Social Anthropology, UCT.

Waltz, Miriam. (2013) ‘Making a Person’: Experiences of Breastfeeding among Middle-Class Women in Cape Town, South Africa. Unpublished Honours thesis, Social Anthropology, UCT.

Masters

 

Majombozi, Ziyanda. (2015). 'Luring the infant into life': exploring infant mortality and infant-feeding in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Unpublished Masters thesis, Social Anthropology, UCT.

O'Rourke, Shannon. (2015). “We must be responsible for our children” The Makings of Motherhood in Ocean View. Unpublished Masters thesis, Social Anthropology, UCT.

Waltz, Miriam. (2015). Milk, meaning and morality : tracing donated breast milk from donor to baby. Unpublished Masters thesis, Social Anthropology, UCT.

 

All theses available at UCT Open Access

 


 

Conferences and Talks

 

2013

‘Life, Form, Substance: A panel interrogating forms and conditions of “life”.  Anthropology Southern Africa conference at the University of the North in August 2015.

2014

Medical Humanities in Africa conference, First 1000 Days of Life panel. Cape Town, August 2014.

Anthropology Southern Africa, Conference Rhodes University, September 2014.

2015

‘M(other)ing: A panel on historical and contemporary interventions in mothering’.  Anthropology Southern Africa conference at the University of the North in August 2015.

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Cape Town 2015

SASREG National Conference 2015 "New Debates in Endoscopy and Infertility"

Fiona Ross Keynote address at UCT’s Annual Obstetrics and Gynaecological Research Day in December 2015.

2016

Rethinking Anthropology in the “negative” moment. University of Venda. Anthropology Southern Africa conference October 2016

The fourth international Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines (CEAD) 2016: Ethnographic Imaginings: Place, Space, and Time. University of Cape Town

Somatosphere First Thousand Days of life Series

 

Workshops

Theoretical framings and future research directions in Early Childhood Development. Co-hosted by Fiona Ross. The workshop was a panel discussion with authors of the 2013 Child Gauge, which focuses on ECD. October 2013

Workshop at Rhodes University December 2013.  

Writing Workshop, Life, Form, Substance, in June 2014. Papers were workshopped and appear as a Special Number of Anthropology Southern Africa, 2014 (vol 3-4)

Fiona Ross Opening address, ‘Formations of Care and the first 1000 days’.  Workshop on Families of Care: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg March 2015

 

Grants

National Research Foundation Grant No 98966.  Principle Investigator, F Ross 

National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Grant no CRP01643. Principle Investigator, F Ross

NRF grant, Rands and Reproductive Markets (F Ross, Collaborator, A Pandey PI)

NRF Grant, Decolonising Early Childhood (F Ross Collaborator, K Murris PI)