Postdoctoral fellow in the history, politics and sociology of transport with a special focus on urban bicycling, University of the Witwatersrand

Njogu Morgan is currently a post-doctoral researcher based at the South Research Chair in Spatial Analysis and City Planning, Wits University. The post-doc award was provided by the Life in the City project, at the Wits School of Governance. The Life in the City project seeks to “develop a holistic and multidisciplinary body of work to create the conditions for a city that is inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” His post-doctoral research examines social networks and bicycling. Intended journal articles will examine the intersection of space, community and cycling practices. A book based on the PhD thesis will present a novel historical account of utility cycling in Johannesburg. His PhD thesis partly funded by the South Research Chair in Spatial Analysis and City Planning, Wits University and the Wits City Institute through the South African Chair in A.W. Mellon Foundation Chair of Critical Architecture and Urbanism, examined changes in the symbolic status of everyday bicycling from a historical comparative perspective.

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral fellow in the history, politics and sociology of transport with a special focus on urban bicycling, University of the Witwatersrand

Education

  • 2007 
    University of the Witwatersrand, Masters in Public and Development Management