Stanford Mahati

Stanford Mahati is a Zimbabwean national who completed his PhD at ACMS in 2015. Stanford’s thesis is titled The representations of childhood and vulnerability: independent child migrants in humanitarian work. After completion, Stanford became a Postdoctoral Fellow at the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand. This research was funded by the Wellcome Trust as part of the Migration and Health Project (maHp). A ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius “Settling Into Motion” alumni he earned his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He specializes in issues of child migration, transnational migration families, child work, children’s sexualities, sociology of health, qualitative methods, rural livelihoods, designing and evaluating interventions targeting vulnerable children and their households. In 2014-15, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR), University of Cape Town. He conducted research on the “the functioning and consequences of transnational child raising arrangements in South and North: Angolan, Nigerian and Ghanaian migrant parents living in South Africa and the Netherlands (TCRA-SAN)”. Stanford has worked as a researcher and consultant for a number of local and international agencies in South Africa and Zimbabwe.