Institution: University of Fort Hare (UFH)
Unit & Faculty: Department of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Research field: Mining, environment, risks and vulnerability
Supervisors: Prof Ikechukwu Umejesi, UFH (main supervisor) and Prof Michael Thompson (Risk and Resilient Unit, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis [IIASA], Austria)
Moshood hails from Ilorin, Nigeria. He obtained his BSc in Sociology in 2010 from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. During his undergraduate studies, he received the Best Graduating Student Award and was accorded the status of University Scholar. In 2015, he completed his MSc in Sociology, focusing his research on criminology and penology. From 2013-2016 he served as graduate assistant AT Ilorin, lecturing in sociological modelling and systems approach in sociological analysis. He also co-authored 24 academic articles, published nationally and internationally, most memorably a paper on climate change and water resources, in which he assessed African positions in climate change discourses. Moshood is a PhD candidate in environmental sociology at UFH, his project titled Contending Discourses around Uranium Mining in the Great Karoo: Implications for Governance. The aim of this of this study is to develop a “soft systems model” to facilitate the inclusion of all voices or discourses in the policy discussions on mining and environmental sustainability in South Africa.