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Brandeis University

Publication Date

Spring 2019

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South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights


Finding its foundations in inquiries of community, knowledge(s), relational truths, and radical transformation, this project wonders specifically how students of color from the School of International Training (SIT)/South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights Spring 2019 semester abroad in Cape Town experience, negotiate with, and envision the potential futures of community/ies in and around the program. My research operates within a socioprogrammatic context which is highly racialized, seeking to listen to, document, and place in conversation the perspectives of our students of color. My meditations ground themselves in the individual and collective narrative(s) of our students of color, explored primarily in a one–on–one interview and affinity focus group meeting. Themes and questions from these narratives (and their interconnections) are materialized in a multi–medium zine (informal magazine), alongside this report which additionally examines my own research processes in a practice of self–reflexivity. I intend to situate this research within critical inquiries about the future(s) of racialized community/ies in this program, in the lives of project contributors and myself, and in worlds at large.


Community-Based Learning | Community-Based Research | Creative Writing | Educational Sociology | Politics and Social Change | Race and Ethnicity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Sociology of Culture


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