Kathleen Stokes

PhD researcher in human geography, University of Manchester. Kathleen’s research considers how initiatives promoting community responsibility for waste…

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PhD researcher in human geography, University of Manchester.

Kathleen’s research considers how initiatives promoting community responsibility for waste management affect infrastructure, labour and livelihoods in South African cities. Her research is part of the Turning Livelihoods to Rubbish? project, supported by the UK’s ESRC-­DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research.

Reflections on ‘Opening the Bin’ (and waste research more generally)
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Reflections on ‘Opening the Bin’ (and waste research more generally)

On the 27th April, over fifty scholars met in Helsingborg, Sweden for a three-day workshop dedicated to waste research in the social sciences and humanities. Organised by Lund University, the ‘Opening the Bin’ workshop sought to critically investigate waste perceptions, materialities, politics, and practices. One of the first workshops of its kind, this gathering provided […]

Waste management in Cape Town: understanding responsibility and labour
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Waste management in Cape Town: understanding responsibility and labour

Kathleen Stokes reflects on waste management and political ecology in Cape Town. Kathleen is a PhD student in Human Geography at the University of Manchester with a research focus on community responsibility and labour in waste management. She is part of the Turning Livelihoods to Rubbish Project, which is run in collaboration between the University of Cape […]