Sindiso Mnisi Weeks

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Assistant Professor of Public Policy of Excluded Populations
Researcher Institution: 
University of Massachusetts Boston
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Sindiso Mnisi Weeks is Assistant Professor in Public Policy of Excluded Populations in the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She previously served as a senior researcher in the Centre for Law and Society at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where she worked in the Rural Women’s Action Research Programme, combining research, advocacy and policy work on women, property, governance and participation under customary law and the South African Constitution. She also taught African Customary Law as a senior lecturer in UCT's Department of Private Law. In 2013-2014, she was a resident scholar at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where she held a fellowship for the completion of a book.
 She holds a BA and LLB from the University of Cape Town and received her DPhil in Law (with a focus on socio-legal studies) from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Prior to Oxford, she clerked for then Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Dikgang Moseneke. She co-authored “African Customary Law in South Africa: Post-Apartheid and Living Law Perspectives”, published in 2015 by Oxford University Press Southern Africa and her forthcoming book, "Access to Justice and Human Security: Cultural Contradictions in Rural South Africa" is due to be published in December 2017 as part of Routledge's series on Cultural Diversity and Law.

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