Erma is a PhD candidate in Anthropology co-supervised by ACMS and a social researcher. In the latter role, she collaborated in several studies run by the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) and the Wits School of Architecture and Planning, among others. Her area of focus to date has been around the life of migrants and the issues that affect them. Currently, her interest lies in medical anthropology where she observes health issues, particularly the sale of pharmaceuticals in formal and informal spaces. Erma is inspired by the idea of empowerment of African society through knowledge production.