Hometown: Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Qualification: MA Social Anthropology (UCT), Hons. Social Anthropology (UCT), BA Human Geography, Politics and Anthropology (Utrecht University)
Originally from the Netherlands, Miriam decided she wanted to see more of the world than the small country she grew up in. After completing her undergraduate degree at Utrecht University she worked at an NGO in Tanzania and travelled halfway across the African continent. She completed an Honours and Masters degree in Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, after which she joined SLF in 2016. Her research interests lie with medical anthropology, science and technology studies and health. When not involved in research activities Miriam likes to spend her time cooking, hiking or rock climbing.