Our Team


Sergio Carciotto

Since its establishment, in April 2014, Sergio is the director of the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) a research centre based in Cape Town. He previously worked in South Africa for local NGOs and in Italy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He holds an MA Degree in Development Studies from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and an MA Degree in Refugee Rights and Migration Studies from La Sapienza University in Rome.

Affiliated Fellow

Dr Edmond Akwasi Agyeman

Edmond is a lecturer at the Centre for African Studies based at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. He obtained his Doctoral Degree in Contemporary International Migration from the Institute for Studies on Migration, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid, in 2011. Between 2012 and 2013, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality (CSSI), Tohoku University, Japan.

Visiting Researcher

Jay Johnson

Jay is a visiting PhD Candidate in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Currently, he is a recipient of a Fulbright-Hays award for his dissertation research on the local implementation of refugee law and policy in South African cities. He has previously received an MA in Forced Migration Studies from the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand; an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics; and a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

Research Fellow

Aquilina Mawadza

Aquilina Mawadza is an academic and researcher. She has held lectureship and adjunct faculty positions at the University of the Western Cape, the University of Zimbabwe and Howard University. Aquilina holds a PhD degree in Media & Migration Studies and an M.A in Languages and Communication from the University of Florida. Aquilina worked as a Project Manager in the NGO and international development sector focusing on issues of media, migration, human rights and HIV/AIDS

Social Media Manager

Daluxolo Moloantoa

Currently studying towards a BA Communication degree with the University of South Africa (UNISA), Daluxolo is a passionate individual motivated by social activism. He is filled with astonishment at how social media as a communication tool can be used to educate, empower and connect the dots between those in the know and those not around the issues of our day, including migration.


Dulce Pereira

Dulce retired from Standard Bank in 1999 and started working with the Scalabrini Fathers on a volunteer basis. She later became the full-time Financial Administrator. Dulce is one of the founding trustees of the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town.