Dr Adam Cooper 

Adam Cooper is Chief Research Specialist in the Equitable Education and Economies division at the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa. His research work looks at the sociologies of young people and education and he is interested in the intersections of education and the world of work. Adam works on research projects that look at young people’s transitions into the world of work, ideas that excite young people to change themselves and the world in the context of educational institutions and working life. Most recently he has embarked on a research project looking at education and skills for the informal economic sector. Adam has led the team that hosted the eight Young African Research Fellows that helped create the virtual museum in 2022 and 2023.