Hey there

And thank you for taking a minute to check this post now. I am Alexandra or Alex, and I graduated in 2016 with a BA in International Studies from Leiden University and a major in African Studies and a minor in urban studies from the University of Amsterdam.

My focus on the region has always ticked the practical box. I’ve been mostly researching/reading/thinking/speaking of the African urban space with its intertwined cultural, social, political, and economic narratives.

I am hoping during this Master to explore the urban photography and identity in Johannesburg and delve more into how collective memory shaped and continues to shape the social fabric of the city.