Faisal Garba teaches Sociology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and is the Co-Convenor of University’s Global Studies Programme. He was educated at the Universities of Ghana, Legon, Cape Town South, and Freiburg. His areas of expertise and interests are in migration, social change and culture, social movements and sociology of work, globalisation and inequality and historical sociology.
Faisal has held fellowships at the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape; Post-Growth Society College, University of Jena; Department of Economic Geography and the Institute of African Studies, University of Bayreuth; the Merian Institute for Advanced Study in Africa, University of Ghana; and Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
Faisal has conducted extensive fieldwork in Germany, Ghana, India, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and the United States of America. He has contributed articles to a number of academic and popular publications on migration, culture and belonging, mobile labour and Political economy, and knowledge production and decolonisation.