Lorena Nunez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a Social Anthropologist with a specialisation in Medical Anthropology, and works on linkages between migration, HIV, mental health and faith-based healing.
About: Lorena obtained her Master degree in Development Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and her PhD from Leiden University, in The Netherlands. Her recent publications are on the linkages between migration and HIV/Aids and on issues of mental health and faith based healing. She has also researched and published on the topic of dying and death among cross border migrants. Lorena is currently conducting research on the sacralisation of urban space by migrants groups in south Johannesburg.