Dr. Alex Wafer, 2011-2014
Alex Wafer is now Lecturer at the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witswatersrand.
Alex Wafer was a postdoctoral research fellow at MPI-MMG. As part of the GlobaldiverCities project, he examined super-diversity in public spaces in a neighbourhood in Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a PhD in Geography from Open University, Milton Keynes. The subject of his thesis was 'Informality, Infrastructure and Spaces of Citizenship in Post-apartheid Johannesburg'. His research interests include public services, education and governance. Alex has worked as a researcher at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
- GlobaldiverCities (‘GloDiv’) - Migration and new diversities in global cities: comparatively conceiving, observing and visualizing diversification in urban public spaces (completed) (Project leader: Steven Vertovec • Researchers: Sofya Aptekar, Anna Cieslik, Beate Engelbrecht, Dörte Ulka Engelkes, Laavanya Kathiravelu, Raji Matshedisho, Alexei Matveev, Anna Seegers-Krückeberg, Alex Wafer, Junjia Ye, Abbas Yousefpour)