My name is Carina van Rooyen. I am a lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa, where I also am head of the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies. I have been lecturing at UJ for fifteen years now, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In 2009 I received the Vice-chancellor’s award for excellence in teaching. In 2012 I completed my PhD with a Commonwealth Scholarship at the University of London. In my thesis I looked at bulk water governance in South Africa, and how flows on water reveal much about flows of power. I have worked on a number of research projects, with the latest two being systematic reviews for which we were contracted by the UK’s DFID.
It only takes two words to describe both my personal and professional life so far: water and justice. Being a Piscean, I just LOOOVE water – in any form, shape, at any time and at any place. Combining this passion with my search for equalities and restless curiosity; these are what make me tick.
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