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Prof Tamara Shefer​


Convenor of WGS711; WGS806 (Research methodologies);   WGS736; WGS836 (elective)

Research specialisation

Gender, intersectionality identities and heterosexuality among youth; gender and the politics of representation in HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, masculinities, memory and post-apartheid subjectivities, gender and care, gender and disability, and the politics of higher education and authorship

Prof Desiree Lewis​​

Postgraduate programme coordinator

Convenor of WGS731; WGS 832 (Feminist Theory); WGS312 Gender & Embodiment

Research specialisation

Diasporic women’s writing, popular, visual and literary  culture  in  South  Africa; postcolonial  studies  of  feminisms; nexus of nationalism and gender; representations of sexualities.  Recent work focuses on critical food studies and neo-liberalism’s impact on knowledge production, higher education and feminism.

Prof Lindsay Clowes

undergraduate programme coordinator

Convenor of WGS212 Intro to sex, gender & sexuality; WGS 321 Research Project

Research specialisation

Historical representations of masculinities in SA media; sexuality and parenting; histories of feminist & gender studies in SA; Current research explores masculinities and the politics of teaching gender in neo-liberal and postcolonial contexts; decolonial pedagogies.

Dr Sisa Ngabaza

Convenor WGS211 Gender in SA politics & cultures; WGS 311 Gender & Development

Research specialisation

Gender, youth and adolescent sexuality; school age adolescent pregnancy and  parenting.

Current research focuses on intersectional methodologies and theories; and young women and work under neo-liberal globalisation.

Ms Mawaddah Abrahams ​

telephone 021 959 2234

Department administrator​



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