S.N. Nyeck

S.N. Nyeck

 Role: Research Associate, Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation, Nelson Mandela University

  Contact: snyeck@emory.edu

  Research Interests:
Public policy | Government outsourcing/public procurement | Globalization and law | Sexuality and politics | African politics | Spirituality and ethics

S.N. Nyeck holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California Los Angeles. She pursues two research tracks: the first track is about public procurement/government outsourcing and development,  gender, economic inclusion, and social justice. S.N. is the editor of Public Procurement Reform and Governance in Africa (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016). Her second line of research deals with sexuality and politics, ethics, religion, and moral imagination. Her upcoming book, African(a) Queer Presence: Ethics and Politics of Negotiation (Palgrave 2021) develops a grounded ethics for negotiating queerness in Africa and Diaspora.  Her other books in this line of research are Routledge Handbook of Queer African Studies (Routledge, 2019) and with Marc Epprecht Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory and Citizenship (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013)

While at Emory, S.N. engages vulnerability theory in conversation with her work on the political economy of development with a focus on public procurement or government outsourcing. She is currently editing the book manuscript Vulnerability Theory: International Conversations about Gender and Global Public Procurement Reform, the first to bring vulnerability theory in the study of gender and government outsourcing from a global perspective.