Humanities welcomes Prof Vasudhevan (Vasu) Reddy as Dean
17 August 2015
It is with great pleasure that the Faculty of Humanities welcomes Prof Vasu Reddy as their Dean.
Prof Reddy was already officially introduced to the staff of the Faculty by the Vice Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, during a Special Faculty Board Meeting held on 6 August.
Part of the Dean's response was: ‘no dean will accomplish anything of significance simply alone. Success will be measured not simply by my personal achievements, but rather by our collective commitments, and of course, our ability to work together in a common effort to achieve important goals, personally and professionally, but also for the Faculty and as a university.'
He started his academic career as a lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Natal in 1993, and progressed through the ranks at that institution until his promotion to Associate Professor in Gender Studies in the School of Anthropology, Gender & Historical Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Development and Social Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2006. Joining the HSRC in July of the same year, he served in various capacities in, among others, the Gender and Development Unit, the Policy Analysis and Capacity Enhancement Programme and finally the Human and Social Development Research Programme as Executive Director.
Professor Reddy has published widely in his fields of expertise, notably gender studies and HIV/AIDS. He has authored or co-authored a large number of published peer-reviewed policy briefs, chapters in books and articles in several internationally accredited journals and has been the editor, co-editor or co-author of four books, and served as lead or guest editor of several special editions of journals. He successfully completed various funded research projects and maintains a number of active research collaborations nationally and internationally, in addition to delivering numerous papers at seminars and conferences. He has maintained an active presence in professional and academic bodies, and chairs the local organising committee of the World Social Sciences Forum taking place in Durban, SA in September 2015.
The Faculty wishes him every success and good luck with the exceptional task assigned to him. We also look forward to forging strong relations with him.
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Vice Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof Vasu Reddy, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty, Prof Hennie Stander