School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Daniel Hammett BA (Oxon) MSc (Edin) PhD (Edin)

Visiting Fellow

I currently hold the position of University Post-Doctoral Fellow in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. I am also a visiting fellow at the Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh and an associate of the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh. Prior to these positions, I held a research fellowship at the Institute of Geography, heading an ESRC funded project looking at citizenship, education and democracy in South Africa. I completed my MSc and PhD in African Studies at the University of Edinburgh (supported by an ESRC scholarship) after graduating from the University of Oxford in 2002 (Geography).

I have also been a Visiting Research Associate at the Centre of African Studies, University of Cape Town (October 2004 to September 2005, and July 2007) and an Overseas Institutional Visitor to York University, Toronto (October to December 2006).

My current work concerns citizenship and the entrenchment of democracy in South Africa. The main focus of my research continues to engage with the ways in which attempts are made, though education, to create idea of a South African citizen. I am also involved with research into informal housing upgrading projects and the outcomes of such works in relation to perceptions of health and citizenship, as well as work on critical geopolitics, political cartoons and democracy in post-apartheid South Africa.

Findings, papers, reports and resources produced from the ESRC funded work on education, citizenship and democracy in South Africa can be found through the 'Citizenship and Education in South Africa' link on the menu bar.

Recent media appearances can be found on VoxAfrica and AlJazeera.

Contact Details

Email: D.Hammett@ed.ac.uk