Afra is a PhD candidate in Urban Geography at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research. She studied Human Geography and Planning (BSc) at the University of Utrecht and the University of Toronto, and Urban Studies (MSc) at the University of Amsterdam and University of Pretoria. After her Masters she worked for a social impact studio in Amsterdam and Accra.
As a PhD candidate she researches the infrastructure of waste in Accra as part of a project on amenities in rapidly urbanizing cities. The research focuses on the geography of drainage infrastructure and its everyday use. The project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) through a VIDI grant obtained by Prof. Dr. Justus Uitermark.
In 2020 she was selected as one of KNAW & NEMO Kennislink's Faces of Science.
2019 - tutorials Globalizing Cultures (BSc)
2020 - tutorials Geographies of Inequality (BSc)