Reason Beremauro

Research Fellow

Reason Beremauro became a Research Fellow at GovInn in September 2013. Reason is an anthropologist whose work is broadly on migration and mobility and he focuses on the ways in which particular categories of individuals and communities (refugees, displaced people and migrants) are managed and acted upon by state and humanitarian institutions. Reason focuses on these individuals’ responses to structural constraints.
Reason is working on the Migrating for Work Research Consortium (MiWORC) on the work package that examines the social protection and social security of migrants in South Africa.
Prior to joining GovInn Reason was a PhD fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand from where he graduated with a PhD in Anthropology in 2013. In the PhD project, he worked in a broad collaborative research programme, entitled ‘Histories of Victimhood’ initiated and coordinated by the Danish Dignity Institute (formerly the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Survivours- RCT).

Reason is currently working on a book project as a  African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellow. The book arises from his PhD thesis and it examines humanitarian institutions and interventions instituted at the Central Methodist Church in inner-city Johannesburg as well as the everyday lives of the Zimbabwe migrants that lived in this locality.
Research Interests
  • Migration
  • Victimhood
  • Urban anthropology
  • Social protection and livelihood strategies.
Current Projects
Migrating for Work Research Consortium (MiWORC)- social protection and social security for migrants in South Africa.