August 2015 to present
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Certificate in Africana Studies, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Master’s in Cultural Anthropology, Northern Arizona University (with distinction).
Bachelor of Laws, The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (summa cum laude), Durban, South Africa.
2020 – 2021
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Department of Culture, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität, Berlin.
2018 – 2019
Workshop facilitator at the Teaching and Learning Center, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Community Research Fellow at the Center for Civil Society, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.
2016 - 2019
Graduate Teaching Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer at John Jay College, City University of New York.
Teaching assistant to Prof. Ida Susser at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Research assistant to Prof. Leith Mullings at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
2014 – 2015
Lecturer (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology) in the Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University.
Research intern at The Helen Suzman Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2008 – 2011
Attorney at Webber Wentzel Attorneys, Johannesburg, South Africa
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien
German Studies Association
American Anthropological Association
Association of Black Anthropologists
Fellowships and Grants
2019 – 2020
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Research Grant for dissertation research.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Experience Summer Travel Grant.
The Eric Wolf Travel Grant from the Anthropology Department, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Advanced Research Collaborative Student Fellowship, City University of New York.
Doctoral Student Research Grant, City University of New York.
Anthropology Department Summer Research Award, City University of New York.
2015 – 2019
5-Year Fellowship Award from The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Panayotis Farantakis Memorial Award for Humanitarian Service Internship, Northern Arizona University.
2012 – 2014
Fulbright Foreign Student Grant for Master’s studies.
2005 – 2008
4-year Merit Scholarship and Dean’s Commendation from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.
An African Diaspora? Intersections of Migration, Difference, and Politics in Berlin, Germany.
Migration; diaspora; citizenship studies; critical race studies; Black European Studies; postcolonialism; human rights law.
Conference Presentations and Invited Lectures
A New Urban Apartheid: The Violence of South Africa’s “Unfinished Revolution.” Presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting.
Critical Pedagogy, Neoliberalism and Decolonizing Higher Education. Presented at The Futures Initiative Spring Symposium at The City University of New York.
Presented at a seminar on Cultural Diversity, Hunter College, City University of New York.
Article published as a member of the CUNY Graduate School Student Collective:
Augustyniak N, Chrisler M, Crowie C, Galal O, Jahn L, McCaffrey B, Miller A, Nacimento M. 2018. "Risk." Anthropology Now, 10(3):33-44.