School of Social Sciences

Biniam Misgun

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Development Studies, Economic History


Contact Number



Howard College Campus

Office Address

Memorial Tower Building, 2nd Floor, Room 242

Last Updated

2 years ago

Degrees Held

  • PhD Candidate School of Sociology and Social Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Sociology
  • Masters of Social Science at University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal) Sociology
  • Bachelor of Social Science Honours at University of Natal, Durban, South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal), Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts at University of Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea, Sociology and Anthropology

Research Interests

  • I am currently working towards the completion of my PhD, supervised by a SANPAD project team of supervisors affiliated to the University of Cape Town, the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Amsterdam. Identities, Identifications and Strategies of Integration of African Migrants in South Africa: A Case Study of Ethiopian, Rwandan, and Senegalese Migrants.
  • My research interest includes the urban environment, city life and the Informal economy, Migration and Development, state institutions in Africa.



Teaching Courses

  • Political Economy of Food in Global Context – first level module
  • Political Ecology -Second level module
  • Key themes in Development Today -third level module
  • Environmental History/Policy
  • Comparative Development
  • Rural Studies, Gender and Development 

Postgraduate Student