Post-graduate students (Master’s and PhD) affiliated with the initiative are registered with different departments including Psychology, Political Studies, Arts and Drama, Gender Studies. They are involved in a range of research linked to the broad theme of “historical trauma” and they employ a range of qualitative research methodologies. The students also lead seminars related to their areas of study. Areas of study include: transgenerational trauma, textual narratives of historical trauma, women’s leadership in post-conflict, post-genocide countries, historical trauma and violence, post-apartheid trauma.
In the section below, we showcase a selection of post-graduate student’s work from the field where they conduct their research, lead seminars, or engage in community work as part of their preparation for research:
LERATO MACHETELA: PhD STUDENT
Exploring the interplay between contemporary trauma and transgenerational trauma among young male teenagers in Jagersfontein, Free State, South Africa.
External Advisor: Dr Shose Khessi (UCT)
NALELI MOROJELE: PhD
Exploring university women’s identity and leadership in times of political turmoil.
Methodology: Narrative Inquiry