Khumo Motshwari

  • Role in Center:

    SMUS Doctoral Student

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  • University:

    University of Augsburg

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Biography: Khumo Motshwari is a full-time PhD Sociology student at Universitat Augsburg, Germany. She has a Master of Arts in Development Studies (2015 – 2017), Postgraduate Diploma in Education (2018) and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and English (2010 – 2014).  She has worked as a researcher at the Botswana Crime Research Institute, and as a teacher at Botlhale Cambridge International School. 

She was enrolled in the Government of Botswana Graduate Voluntary Scheme and has a post at the Ministry of Basic Education as an administration officer. 

Additionally, she was a research assistant to a lecturer at the University of Botswana who was doing a study on ‘Understanding Experiences of Caregivers of Children with Cerebral Palsy in Gaborone Botswana’. In 2010 she also worked as a volunteer at the University of Botswana Environmental Conservation Society. 

Upon completing her studies, she hopes to apply her knowledge of deviance and space in Botswana. Her interest areas are juvenile delinquency, deviance, and public and private schools’ safety as public spaces. 

PhD Thesis Working Title: Juvenile Delinquency in Gaborone, Botswana; An Analytical Study of Factors from Selected Secondary Schools

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jens Luedtke



Areas of Expertise:

  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Deviance
  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Juvenile Delinquency and Space
  • Safety of Schools 

Current Position(s):

  • SMUS Doctoral Student, University of Augsburg, Germany

Past Position(s)

  • Assistant Researcher 
  • Assistant Recruitment Administration Officer
  • English and Social Studies Teacher

Prizes & Awards:

  • 2021 – 2024: Awarded a 3 years PhD scholarship by the Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability, Technische Universität Berlin
  • 2021: Completed the Special Edition of the Audiovisual Workshop organized by Centre for Audiovisual Production and Research
  • 2021: Completed a program on developing a PhD proposal organized by the Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability   
  • 2016: Awarded certificate of attendance to a workshop on research development and quality research

Memberships & Networks:

  • Member of the Centre for Audiovisual Production and Research (NUPEPA/ ImaRgens) Council  
  • Subscribed to the International Sociological Association 
  • Committee Member – Victory Fellowship World outreach Centre 
  • Member of the Botswana Birdlife