Dr. MasilelaCalvin Masilela, professor of Geography and Regional Planning, has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the University of Zululand, South Africa, by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).

Funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the fellowship “supports African diaspora academics to visit African universities and undertake academic activities aimed at strengthening teaching and research in the social sciences, humanities, and higher education studies.”

During his visit in summer 2024, Masilela will explore pathways for capacity building in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, including faculty and PhD student mentoring, development of a student research manual, and potential collaborative research in the areas of development geography and urban restructuring in South Africa’s global cities.