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Lecturer, Course Convenor and Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Cape Town

Marieke Norton currently works for the African Climate Change and Development Initiative at UCT and as a researcher for the Southern Cape Interdisciplinary Fisheries Research Project. She has a background in environmental anthropology, with a focus on marine socio-ecologies. She completed her PhD at UCT in 2014, on the topic of marine resource law enforcement in the Western Cape, as a transdisciplinary project between the Department of Social Anthropology (SeaCHange Fund) and the Ma-Re Institute (Research Chair in Marine Ecology and Fisheries). Her personal and research interests are on the interactions between humanity and the environment, and the relations between these spheres that sustain, shape and change each other. Her research and publications have been specifically geared towards re-thinking the relations between the natural and social sciences, in order to establish modes of collaboration that reframe the issues of climate change and sustainable development as interdisciplinary projects that support and innovate human and non-human well-being. Marieke also holds a Masters in Social Anthropology (on the topic of marine resource governance) and a degree in Media and Film Studies.


  • –present
    ACDI Masters Course Convenor , University of Cape Town


  • 2014 
    University of Cape Town, PhD Social Anthropology