Caroline Kihato

Visiting Associate Professor - University of Johannesburg
About Caroline Kihato

Caroline Wanjiku Kihato is an Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg’s Graduate School of Architecture. In 2011, she received a MacArthur award on Migration and Development and spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), Georgetown University, Washington DC. Since 2006, she has worked with Urban LandMark as its southern African program coordinator. She was previously a Policy Analyst at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. She worked for six years as a Policy Analyst at the Centre for Policy Studies. She holds a PhD in Sociology (University of South Africa). During her year at ISIM at Georgetown University, she completed a manuscript entitled, In Between City: Migrant Women’s Experiences in Johannesburg, which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan this year. Her current work looks at the dynamics of migration, gender, and land markets in Maputo, Zambia, and Nairobi.