Nolwazi Mkhwanazi

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Nolwazi Mkhwanazi is a medical anthropologist who is interested in issues relating to gender and the politics of reproduction. She received her PhD from Cambridge University. Nolwazi teaches courses in the anthropology of medicine and the body; medical anthropology; and ethnographic writing and analysis. Over the last two decades Nolwazi has conducted long-term ethnographic research on early childbearing, kinship and care which is the subject of her current book manscript.  She has a forthcoming edited book titled Young families: Gender, sexuality and care. Nolwazi is on the editorial board of a number of  academic journals and has been involved in initiatives to encourage researchers from the Global South to write for publication. She has conducted writing workshops in Kenya, Nigeria, Spain and South Africa. Nolwazi is also involved in a number of national and international collaborative projects including a comparative research project on young people’s use of mobile technology to form sexual, intimate or romantic relationships in India and South Africa. She is currently supervising 7 PhD and 4 MA students. In 2017 and 2018 Nolwazi has been seconded  to the Wits Institute of Social and Economic research (WiSER) under the Medical Humanities program.