Walker is Professor of Sociology in
the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. She has extensive
research and applied experience in land, development and gender studies
in South Africa and the sub-continent. In 2009 she received a Rector's
Award for Excellence in Research. Her most recent books are Landmarked; Land Claims and Land Restitution in South Africa (2008) and Land, Memory, Reconstruction and Justice: Perspectives on Land Claims in South Africa (2010,
co-edited with A Bohlin, R Hall and T Kepe). In 2010/2011 she prepared a
synthesis report on women's land rights in ten African countries for
the African Women Rights Observatory (Economic Commission for Africa,
ECA). In 2008 she served on an Expert Consultative Team that advised the
AU Commission, ECA and African Development Bank on the drafting of a
continent-wide Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa.
Between 1995 and 2000 she served on South Africa's Commission on
Restitution of Land Rights as Regional Land Claims Commissioner for the
province of KwaZulu-Natal.
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