Natasha Vally is a PhD Fellow at WiSER. Her research on social assistance in South Africa is an ethnographic project with a view to unravel the underlying significant theoretical implications embedded in all levels of application for, and delivery of, state social grants. When she was still a historian her Masters degree explored the concept of political quiescence in select South African townships in the 1960s. When she was still a mathematician she completed a BSc (Honours) degree. She has lectured on South African social movements and feminist theory.