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Students include Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Current Masters students: 

Kelly Fortune. A Critical Review of the Political Economy of Cannabis in South Africa, its Regulation, and Legal Status.

University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Annette Hubschle and Simon Howell

Mary-Ann Baever. Challenges faced by Law Enforcement Officials in Human Trafficking investigations: The Case of Botswana.

University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Annette Hubschle

Matthew Skade. Captive Riders: Safety and Crime in Cape Town Public Transport Interchange.

University of Cape Town. Supervision: Julie Berg & Clifford Shearing

Olga Biegus. Securitization in Conservation in South Africa: The Case of Rhinoceros Anti-poaching.

University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Annette Hubschle

Current PhD students: 

Charity Monareng. Real Rehabilitation: Implementing a Responsive, Medium Term Government-led Rehabilitation Strategy for Habitual Drug Users in an Impoverished Setting in Cape Town.

University of Cape Town. Supervision: Clifford Shearing & Simon Howell

Elkanah Babatunde. Historic Equity and Financial Considerations in the Paris Agreement: Legal Obligations of African States towards Climate Change.

University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Danwood Chirwa & Clifford Shearing 

Helena Chung. The Interrelationship between Crime and Immigration in South Africa: Understanding Conflict between Locals and Foreigners in Affected and Unaffected Areas by Xenophobic Violence in Cape Town.

University of Cape Town. Supervision: Clifford Shearing

Current Postdoctoral Fellows:

Annette Hubschle.  Environmental Futures Programme. University of Cape Town. Supervision: Clifford Shearing.

Tariro Mutongwizo.  Resilient Communities Programme. University of New South Wales. Griffith University. Supervision: Clifford Shearing and Philip Stenning.

Recent Postdoctoral fellows

Louise Du Toit. 2017 - 2018.  Climate Change Mitigation and Insurance. University of Cape Town. Current position. Environmental Consultant and assistant editor, Environmental Law in South Africa.

Nick Simpson. 2017 - 2018. Resilience and the 3 New Worlds, University of Cape Town. Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Energy Research Centre, UCT.

Cameron Harrington 2014 – 15. Fulcrum Institutions Programme, GRG, University of Cape Town.  Current position: Assistant Professor in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University. 

Samantha Peterson 2013 – 14. Fulcrum Institutions Programme, GRG, University of Cape Town.  Current position: Environmental Outcomes Adviser, World Wide Fund for Nature.

Recent PhD graduates  

2018

Melani van der Merwe.  An In-Depth Exploration of the Networks of Private Sector Governance in the Changing Electricity Market in South Africa

University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Clifford Shearing (UCT) and Jan Froestad (University of Bergen)

Saul Roux. Submitted. Sustainable Transitions in Cities in the Global South: A Case Study of the City.

University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Clifford Shearing and Zarina Patel ( UCT)

2017

Guy Lamb. Jagged Blue Frontiers: The Police and the Policing of Boundaries in South Africa.

University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Elrena van der Spuy and Clifford Shearing

Irvin Kinnes. Contested Governance: Police and Gang Interactions.

University of Cape Town. Supervision: Clifford Shearing and Elrena van der Spuy

2016

Annette Hubschle. A Game of Horns: Illegal Economic Exchange in Rhinoceros Horn.

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies/ University of Cologne. Supervision: Clifford Shearing, University of Cape Town and Jens Beckert, University of Cologne

2015

Julie Berg. Polycentric Security Governance: Legitimacy, Accountability and the Public Interest.

University of Cape Town.   Supervision: Clifford Shearing

Current position: Lecturer, The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research Centre, University of Glasgow.
 

Moliehi Shale. Resilience and Risk in the Informal Economy: A Study in the Regulation of Flooding. 

University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Clifford Shearing (UCT) and Tanja Börzel (Freie Universitat)

Current position: Consultant, Researcher in climate change adaptation and environmental risk governance, Share Value Africa.
 

Suzall Timm. Modalities of Regulation in the Informal Economy: A Study of in Waste Collectors in Cape Town.

University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Clifford Shearing

Current position: Postdoctoral researcher,  University of Witwatersrand.
 

Tom Herbstein. Insurance and the Anthropocene: Like a Frog in Hot Water. 

University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Clifford Shearing

Current position: Programme manager, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

2014

Amanda Alexander. The Idea of the Civilian in International Law.

Australian National University.    Supervision: Clifford Shearing and Hilary Charlesworth, ANU

Current position: Lecturer in the Thomas More Academy of Law, Australian Catholic University, North Sydney. 
 

Esther Thomas. Sustainable Conflict Management by Multinational Mining Companies in Areas of Limited Statehood. 

Freie University, Berlin.    Supervision: Clifford Shearing (UCT) and Tania Borzel, Freie University, Berlin

Current position: Research Associate, Freie University, Berlin.
 

Laura Drivdal. The Politics of Informal Settlement Leadership: Ambiguities of Speaking Publicly and Mediating Conflicting Organisational Logics.

University of Cape Town.    Supervision: Clifford Shearing, Jan Froestad, Bergen University, Norway

Current Position: Adviser, Centre for the Study of the Science and the Humanities, University of Bergen.
 

Sophie Nakueira. New Architectures of Governance: Transnational Private Actors, Enrolment Strategies and the Security Governance of Sports Mega Events.

University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Clifford Shearing

Current position: Research Fellow at Max Planck Research Institute, Halle, 2017 - February 2019.  She is also a Research Fellow in the Global Risk Governance programme.

Tariro Mutongwizo. Contours of Non-state Governance: Encountering States in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

University of Cape Town.   Supervision: Clifford Shearing

Current position: Postdoctoral researcher, University of New South Wales.