- Postdoctoral member
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice
Tarminder Kaur is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, University of the Free State, South Africa. Her ethnographic research focuses on the everyday sporting lives of those in spaces and collectives identified as in need of “development”. She graduated with a PhD in 2016 from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Her doctoral thesis, entitled: Sporting Lives and “Development” Agendas: a critical analysis of sport and “development” nexus in the context of farm workers of the Western Cape, is an ethnographic study of sports in a farming town of Rawsonville. Her research paper ‘amaXhosa Maradona’ (under consideration), was discussed at The Football Scholars Forum, an online book-club based at the Michigan State University. The paper reflects on my current and prospective research, and an evolving book-length manuscript. She conceptualised and co-organised the eleventh Sports Africa Conference, hosted by the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, at the University of the Free State, from 10th to 12th April 2017.