Despite her suspension from the University, Stella Nyanzi is set not to look back at Makerere University even when her suspension elapses. She has already been named a researcher at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies in South Africa.
“I am very excited about starting my Research Fellowship at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies. It is great to join an academic space that values the role of research and researchers in Africa. I am grateful to resume and plunge into producing academic research knowledge without any encumbrances,” she said after her appointment.
Stella Nyanzi today morning revealed she has only spent one day in office, but is amazed by the openness of different scholars to listen and engage with the issues that led to her protest. Unlike the general Ugandan response in which her nudity and profanity barred people from delving into the managerial, administrative, institutional, structural and systemic issues I protested against, academia in South Africa are keen about critically inquiring into the underlying issues.