Nolwazi Mkhwanazi is a medical anthropologist who is interested in medicine, health, gender and the politics of reproduction. She held the position of senior researcher at the Fort Hare Institute of Social and Economic Research (FHISER) and at the Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (CADRE). Based at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, she teaches courses in the anthropology of medicine and the body; medical anthropology; and ethnographic writing and analysis. She is currently on a two-year secondment to the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER) under the Medical Humanities program. Nolwazi has been involved in a number of initiatives that teach researchers from the Global South about writing for publication in international peer-reviewed journals. She has conducted writing workshops in Kenya, Nigeria, Spain and South Africa. Nolwazi has been broadly involved in projects relating to young people’s sexual and reproductive health including the evaluation of the medical male circumcision campaign in Swaziland and advising on the Young 1ove campaign in Botswana. Her new research is a collaborative and comparative project that looks at young people’s use of mobile technology to form sexual, intimate or romantic relationships in India and South Africa. Nolwazi’s book Young Families: Gender, Sexuality and Care is forthcoming (HSRC press, 2017) and she is currently writing a monograph on teen-aged pregnancy in South Africa.
Sessions as a Speaker
- Marriott Marquis: Salons 1-3