maHp Students

maHp currently funds 20 Honours, Masters and Doctoral students. Our students make meaningful contributions to migration and displacement studies by conducting research on topics relating to citizenship, xenophobia, health, gender, labour among many others. If you are interested in studying with us at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) explore our offering of degrees and courses.

Honours students

Masters by research and coursework students

Sibonginkosi Dunjana

Sibonginkosi Dunjana (current, since 2018,MA Migration & Displacement). MA Research Report: An Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Migrant Women on Modern Contraceptives in a Foreign Country: The case of migrant women living in Johannesburg.

Richman Mutono

Richman Mutono current, since 2018,MA Migration & Displacement) MA Research report: Cross-Border movements : A source of transfer of diseases – A real challenge for the South African health care system. Supervisor: Jo Vearey

Muluti Phiri

Muluti Phiri (current, since 2017, MA Migration and Displacement) MA Research Report: Factors influencing access to health-care services of female migrant sex workers in Rosettenville, Johannesburg. Supervisor: Jo Vearey

Moffat Machiwenyika

Moffat Machiwenyika (current since 2017  MA in Migration and Dsiplacement) Research Report: Exploring governance of maternal health.. The case of migrant women living in Jeppestown, Johannesburg South Africa
Supervisor: Jo Vearey

Edward Govere

Edward Govere has recently completed his MA in Migration & Displacement and is currently awaiting graduation.  Research report:  Exploring the perceptions of refugees and asylum seekers regarding the accessibility of mental health services in Zimbabwe: a case study of Tongogara Refugee Camp Supervisor: Jo Vearey

Masters by research students

Lynn Kumire

Lynn Kumire (current since 2017, MA by Research Report, in Migration and Displacement). Supervisor: Jo Vearey

Bothwell Vumai

Bothwell Vumai (current since 2017, MA by Research Report, in Migration and Displacement). Supervisor: Jo Vearey

Learnmore Mvundura

Learnmore Mvundura (current, since 2016, MA(research) in Migration & Displacement) Dissertation: Interests, Ideas, and the Workspace: towards understanding local level sexual and reproductive health (SRH) interventions targeting migrants in Kutama-Sinthumule, Limpopo South Africa
Supervisor: Jo Vearey

Masters in Public Health (MPH) students

Doctoral students

Theresa Sommers

Theresa Sommers (current, since 2014, PhD in Global Governance and Human Security, University of Massachusetts, Boston) PhD title: Experiencing Migration: Understanding the Health and Well Being of Youth Migrants in South Africa. ACMS Committee member:  Jo Vearey About the Author Latest PostsAbout Theresa SommersTheresa Sommers is a PhD candidate in Global Governance and Human Security, with a focus on Global Health, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and is a visiting student at the ACMS, WITS. She holds a BA in International Relations (Wellesley College,

Thea de Gruchy

Thea de Gruchy (current, since 2016, PhD in Migration & Displacement) PhD title: Exploring the creation of policy in South Africa: migrant labour and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Supervisors: Jo Vearey and Anuj Kapilashrami, University of Edinburgh

Pinky Mahlangu

Pinky Mahlangu (current, since 2011 – PhD, Public Health) PhD title: A multi- level and multi-sectoral governance response to health and development challenges: a case of HIV and AIDS in urban informal settlements. Supervisors: Jo Vearey, ACMS and Dr. Liz Thomas, University of Fort Hare

Oncemore Mbeve

Oncemore Mbeve holds a BA in Social Work and Masters of Arts in Psychology Research and Coursework and is currently enrolled for a PhD at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS).

Ntokozo Yingwana

Ntokozo Yingwana (current since 2017,PhD in Migration and Displacement)
Dissertation: Sex Work, Migration and Sexuality: how does migration influence sex workers’ sexuality?.
Supervisor: Ingrid Palmary

Melanie Bisnauth

Melanie Bisnauth is a PhD student at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in the School of Public Health in collaboration with ACMS.

Kuda Vanyoro

Kuda Vanyoro  (current, since 2015, PhD in Migration & Displacement)PhD in Migration & Displacement) PhD tittle: Liminal space, temporal disruptions: Exploring the social regulation of (im) mobile Zimbabwean migrants in Musina, South Africa Supervisor: Jo Vearey About the Author Latest PostsAbout Kuda VanyoroKuda is a Research Communications Officer and Doctoral Researcher at ACMS. In 2013, Kuda was awarded an International Human Rights Exchange Programme special scholarship from Bard College and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. There he acquired distinguished multidisciplinary human rights education and

Janet Munakamwe

Janet Munakamwe (current, Migration & Displacement) PhD title: Emerging political subjectivities in a post migrant labour regime: Mobilisation, participation and representation of foreign workers in South Africa (1980-2013).

Greta Schuler

Greta Schuler (current, since 2014, PhD in Creative Writing) PhD title: Tricky Business Supervisors:  Jo Vearey and Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, Creative Writing About the Author Latest PostsAbout Greta SchulerGreta Schuler is a PhD candidate in creative writing and a doctoral fellow at the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS). Her dissertation focuses on the lives of migrant sex workers in Johannesburg.With ACMS’s MoVE project, Greta is facilitating creative writing workshops with sex workers and running the Gauteng sex worker newsletter, Izwi Lethu: Our Voice. Greta’s

Elsa Oliveira

Elsa Oliveira (current, since 2014, PhD in Migration & Displacement) PhD title: Sex work, migration and structural violence. Supervisors:  Jo Vearey and EJ Milne, University of Coventry & ACMS Research Associate About the Author Latest PostsAbout Elsa OliveiraElsa Oliveira is a researcher and PhD student at the African Centre for Migration and Society. Since 2010, Elsa has been involved in a range of research projects that makes use of participatory visual and narrative methods. These projects aim to engage in research that explores the lived experiences