Dr Mikateko Mathebula, University of the Free State

Dr Mikateko Mathebula is a scholar of higher education with a PhD in development studies from the University of the Free State (2016). Her research centres on the relationship between processes of higher education and human flourishing, examined in ‘capabilities’ terms, as conceptualised by Amartya Sen. She was awarded a fellowship for women in science by the British Academy’s Newton Fund, and the South African Academy of Sciences, in 2016. Dr Mathebula is a recipient of NRF Thuthuka funding (2021-2023) for her research on the post-university life trajectories of low-income rural youth in South Africa. She is the author of Engineering Education for Sustainable Development: A Capabilities Approach (Routledge, 2018).