Meet Humanities’ Youngest Graduates
Life is about creating and setting goals, kicking the ball out of the park and making your dreams a reality.
After enduring hardship and struggles, Dr Rosaline Kanjo was all smiles as she graduated with her PhD in Political Science from UKZN recently for her study that investigated the Prevention of Xenophobic Attitudes Amongst Female Students at UKZN: Political Socialisation and Policy Awareness, supervised by Dr Lubna Nadvi.
Professor Maheshvari Naidu is proud of her one master's and five PhD students that received degrees in Anthropology, Gender Studies, International Relations and Peace Studies. All were qualitative studies that drew on rich empirical data.
UKZN staff member, Mr Vusumuzi Mlotshwa, received his honours degree in Technology Education cum laude. His dissertation examined how two technologies (3D printing and Maker spaces) have been used to teach technology in South Africa.
Dr Ayoola Dada graduated with his PhD in Social Sciences. His thesis investigated the influence of cultural beliefs and practices on maternal health seeking, the relationship between women’s social demographic characteristics and maternal health seeking and the impact of the social structure on maternal health seeking.
Ms Desiree Sangeetha Pandaram received her Master’s degree in Education cum laude. She dedicated the degree to her mom who became ill in the midst of her study and passed away. ‘This was completely devastating. The hardest part was getting back on track. Losing your mother is the biggest loss one can ever suffer. I was gutted to the core.’