Professor Mnisi Weeks Renews Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

Assistant Professor Sindiso Mnisi Weeks received a renewal on her Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship, which she was originally awarded in 2014. Under the new phase of the fellowship, Mnisi Weeks will be continuing her research on women’s access to rights under indigenous law in rural South Africa. Mnisi Weeks will be based at the University of Cape Town during her fellowship, which takes place over 6 weeks this summer.

“It’s rewarding to collaborate with colleagues here at UCT, especially in community workshops where we engage in action-research alongside members of the public,” said Mnisi Weeks.

During the first phase of this fellowship, in 2015, Mnisi Weeks was based at UCT’s Centre for Law and Society. In the new phase, she is based at the university’s Land and Accountability Research Centre.

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship brings scholars born in Africa, who have moved to the U.S. or Canada, back to Africa to collaborate with scholars at African universities.

Mnisi Weeks grew up in South Africa and received her doctorate in law at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. She now lives in New Hampshire, and teaches in the global inclusion and social development program at SGISD.

Earlier this year, Mnisi Weeks received another honor when she was appointed to the Ethics Review Committee of the City of Nashua (NH) by Nashua’s mayor, Jim Donchess. Mnisi Weeks will serve on this committee through 2019. The committee adjudicates and helps resolve disputes involving potential ethical violations by municipal employees.

Congratulations to Sindiso Mnisi Weeks on these achievements!

Assistant Professor Sindiso Mnisi Weeks presenting at a government consultation.