Ernest Pineteh

Ernest Pineteh is a Language Coordinator and research methodology lecturer in the Faculty of Informatics and Design at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Cape Town. He obtained a PhD in 2007 from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for an innovative narrative study of the sociocultural experiences of Cameroonian forced migrants in Johannesburg. After his doctoral studies, he took up a short-term research fellowship at Wits’ Humanities Graduate Centre, under the supervision of Professor Loren Landau before joining CPUT in 2009. Since then, he has published several articles on Cameroonian migrants in international journals.

Dr Pineteh’s main research interests are the patterns of African migration into post-apartheid South Africa and related social configurations such as the politics of belonging, autochthony and transnational identities. He also has a keen interested in diaspora narratives, migrant networks, and migrant livelihoods.