Shirley Brooks

Education
2001   DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, Geography
   QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY,
   Kingston, Ontario,
   Canada
Thesis Title:  “Changing Nature:  A Critical Historical Geography of the Umfolozi and Hluhluwe Game Reserves, Zululand, 1887-1947”
Sub-discipline:  Historical/cultural geography 

1990   MASTER OF ARTS, Geography
   QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY,
   Kingston, Ontario,
   Canada
Thesis Title:  “Playing the Game:  The Struggle for Wildlife Protection in Zululand, 1910 1930”
   
1986   BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS), History
   UNIVERSITY OF NATAL
   Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
   Degree awarded Cum Laude

1985   BACHELOR OF ARTS, Geography and History
   UNIVERSITY OF NATAL
   Pietermaritzburg

Research interests
Colonial and postcolonial history and politics of nature conservation
Historical geography of land issues and agrarian change;  land reform
Cultural geography, in particular nature-culture relations
Tourism geographies and the construction of wilderness landscape
Political ecology
Animal geographies
Emotional geographies, sense of place

Regional focus: South Africa, especially KwaZulu-Natal

Fellow member
University of the Western Cape
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