Interdisciplinary PhD in Social Studies
Nombila is a South African. He received all his degrees at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa. He received his first degree, a B.A in History and Anthropology in 2010, in 2011 his Honors (History), and in 2013 he submitted his M.A (History) Thesis in intellectual biography. Ayanda has worked for South African History Online as an intern in 2011, and as a graduate tutor in the history and anthropology departments in UWC. His interest at MISR is to explore the question of the African native intellectuals of the colonial/apartheid moment in South Africa and Africa, specifically focusing on how they grappled with the problem of modernity and the concept of the political, and how they negotiated questions of culture, nationalism, citizenship and belonging.