Dr Naomi Roux, LSE Cities Mellon Research Fellow for 2014-2015, has been selected as holder of the Ray Pahl Urban Studies Fellowship for 2016. The Fellowship is based at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town.
Dr Roux will use the year to develop her PhD (Birkbeck, London) into a book about memory and urban spatial transformation. Her case study is Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (Port Elizabeth), South Africa. Her work there examined links between post-apartheid urban transformation and the accompanying official and unofficial constructions of public memory and heritage.