Nomaqhawe Molife

Nomaqhawe Molife is a PhD candidate in Migration and Displacement at the Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS). She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences majoring in Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, as well as an Honors and Master’s degree in Development Sociology from the University of Witwatersrand. Her Masters thesis was on the intergenerational transfer of a violent memory and the ways in which the memory is recalled for various socio-political agendas. This was part of a broader project titled “Violent states and States of violence” administered through Society, Work and Politics Institute (SWOP). Her doctoral research is interested in the ways in which identity and belonging are constructed by migrants; more specifically the ways in which colonial legacies of racial and tribal segregation shaped communities in Southern Africa.