Dr Shari Daya

Funding period: 1 January 2011 – 1 October 2011
Type of funding: International Fellowship

Dr Shari Daya is a lecturer in the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town, teaching in the field of cultural geography. Their current empirical research focuses on the economies of craft in urban Cape Town, alcohol consumption in the Western Cape, and the ethical production of fynbos in Flower Valley on the Agulhas Plain. Their theoretical interests focus on questions of modernity and identity in the global South, particularly Africa and India. Shari held a USF International Fellowship during 2011.

Profile at the University of Cape Town

Fellowship Publications

Daya, S. (2014). ‘Saving the Other: Exploring the social in social enterprise’, Geoforum, 57: 120–8. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.09.003

Daya, S. (2014). ‘Beyond exploitation/empowerment: re-imagining Southern producers in commodity stories’, Social & Cultural Geography, 15/7: 1–22. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2014.929728

Lawhon, M., Herrick, C., & Daya, S. (2014). ‘Researching sensitive topics in African cities: reflections on alcohol research in Cape Town’, South African Geographical Journal, 96/1: 15–30. DOI: 10.1080/03736245.2014.896279

Daya, S., & Wilkins, N. (2013). ‘The body, the shelter, and the shebeen: an affective geography of homelessness in South Africa’, Cultural Geographies, 20/3: 357–78. DOI: 10.1177/1474474012469886

Curtis, S., Pain, R., Fuller, S., Khatib, Y., Rothon, C., Stansfeld, S. A., & Daya, S. (2013). ‘Neighbourhood risk factors for Common Mental Disorders among young people aged 10–20 years: A structured review of quantitative research’, Health and Place, 20: 81–90. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.10.010