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Hannah J. Dawson

Post-doctoral fellow at the Society, Work and Politics Institute (SWOP), University of the Witwatersrand

I am an anthropologist with research interests in youth marginality and unemployment, inequality, the future of work, and new forms of social welfare in the Global South. I received my PhD in Anthropology from the University of Oxford in 2019, and am currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Society, Work & Politics Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand. I am working on a manuscript provisionally entitled "Beyond the Job: emerging forms of work and life in urban South Africa” which explores young people's everyday experiences of unemployment in South Africa, and the ways in which unemployment is actively shaping the form and texture of economic life, gender and family relations, and political expectations and demands in contemporary South Africa.

Experience

  • –present
    Post-doctoral fellow at the Society, Work and Politics Institute (SWOP) , University of the Witwatersrand

Education

  • 2019 
    University of Oxford, Anthropology