is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition at the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University (South Africa). Her research explores how an interdisciplinary engagement with Complex Adaptive Systems can inform conceptual frameworks and practical applications for Systems Change toward resilient Anthropocene futures and Earth Stewardship.
She is addressing Anthropocene challenges at the science-society interface and explores systems-based approaches to inform better decision making in a hyper-connected world. Her work is focused on the human experience to recognize the normative call to re-imagine what it means to be human in the Anthropocene.
Rika holds Masters degrees in Journalism and Social Anthropology and completed a PhD in Philosophy in 2012. She is a Salzburg Global Fellow and serves on the editorial boards of the Systemic Change and Emergence: Complexity & Organization Journals.