Popular politics and gender – position for fieldworker

SWOP is looking for a fieldworker to conduct research on popular politics and gender. The ideal candidate will be a student embarking on an MA, who would like to research the way gender shapes community protests and the local ANC politics in several sites across Mpumalanga and Ekurhuleni.

Over the last few years SWOP has been conducting extensive research into community protests and local politics in several different research sites. The research has revealed complex gender dynamics, even though this has not been its main focus. Now we are looking for a fieldworker who will pursue this line of investigation in a more focused way. This will require an ability to analyse the way patriarchy and masculinity play out both in popular mobilisation and protest, and in branch politics and municipal politics.

The bulk of the research will have to be done before the end of March 2020, and then written up into a research report. The fieldwork will be guided and supervised by Prof Malose Langa (psychology)