Kabiri Bule is a doctoral researcher at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research focuses on African urbanisation, both historical and contemporary, as well as examining the spatial and temporal distribution of xenophobic violence in South Africa. In addition to her doctoral research, Kabiri has worked on a few projects at the ACMS including Xenowatch and a multi-year project exploring mobility, temporality and emerging urban African communities in Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa. She has consulted with the International Labour Organisation and the Department of Employment & Labour on the labour market impact of special dispensation permits in South Africa. She also participated in the African Research University Alliance – Mellon programme on Mobility & Sociality in Africa’s emerging urban.
Kabiri employs a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on criminology, migration studies, geographic information science, and social ecology. Kabiri holds a master’s degree in Migration and Displacement and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons) in Organisational Psychology, and Sociology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.