Ameeta Jaga

Ameeta Jaga

Associate Professor, University of Cape Town
Spring 2020: Mandela Mellon Fellow
Ameeta Jaga

Ameeta Jaga is an Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology in the School of Management Studies at the University of Cape Town. Her research centers on the work-family interface relating to culture, race, class and gender, and more recently she is using Southern Theory to give emphasis to the importance of context in work-family research while underlining global inequalities in knowledge production. Her current research projects deal with understanding how gender equality (via breastfeeding at work) is understood in 21st century South Africa.

Her fellowship work focuses on postcolonial feminist advocacy and activism for supporting breastfeeding at work for low paid clothing factory workers in South Africa. She tackles this project with a Southern sensitivity – to illustrate attention to context and place, and how her positionality recognizes the political, economic and social reality of breastfeeding at work.