Prof Debby Bonnin
Associate Professor and Head of Department

BSocSci (Hons), MSocSci [Natal], PhD (Sociology) [Witwatersrand]
Office: Humanities Building 19-14
Telephone: +27 12 420 2330
Fax: +27 12 420 2873
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Ms Rosa Da Costa-Bezuidenhout 
Departmental Administrator
Office: Humanities Building 19-14
Telephone: 012 420 2330
Fax: 012 420 2873
E-mail: [email protected]


Ms Vangile Bingma  

BA, BSocSci (Hons), MSocSci (Sociology) [Pretoria]
Office: Humanities Building 19-05
Telephone: +27 12 420 4897
Fax: +27 12 420 2873
E-mail: [email protected]


Prof Catherine Burns 
Associate Professor
BA (History, English, Drama, Politics), BA Hons (History) [University of the Witwatersrand]; MA History (History of Medicine and African History) [Johns Hopkins University]; PhD (History: African History; Gender Studies and History of Medicine) [Northwestern University; USA]. 
Office: Humanities Building 19-24
Tel: +27 12 420 4393
Fax: +27 12 420 2873
E-mail: [email protected]
Affiliated -- Centre for Sexualities, AIDS & Gender (CSA&G) and Historical & Heritage Studies


Dr Rachelle Chadwick
Senior Lecturer
BA, BSocSci (Hon), MA, PhD (Psychology) [University of Cape Town]
Office: Humanities Building 19-22
Tel: +27 12 420 3302
Fax: +27 12 420 2873
E-mail: [email protected]


Prof Zitha Mokomane
Associate Professor
BA (Demography & Economics) [University of Botswana] MA, PhD (Demography) [Australian National University]
Office: Humanities Building 19-31
Tel: +27 12 420  3744
Fax: +27 12 420 2873
E-mail: [email protected]




Dr Sepetla Molapo


Dip. Theo (Theology)  [Baptist Convention College], BA Hons, MA (Religious Studies) [Witwatersrand], MA (Development Studies) [Manchester], PhD (Witwatersrand)

Office: Humanities Building 19-30
Telephone: +27 12 420 2960
Fax: +27 12 420 2873
E-mail: [email protected]

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Prof Alf Nilsen  


BA (Development Studies) [University of East Anglia]; PhD (Sociology) [University of Bergen]

Office: Humanities Building 19-23
Tel: +27 12 420 4366
Fax: +27 12 420 2873
E-mail: [email protected] 

Research and publications




Dr Charles Puttergill 

Senior Lecturer

BA (Hons) (Sociology), BA (Hons) (Anthropology) [RAU] MA (Sociology) [South Africa]; DPhil [Stellenbosch]; HDipEdAd [Witwatersrand]

Office: Humanities Building 19-06
Telephone: +27 12 420 2715
Fax: +27 12 420 2873
E-mail: [email protected]

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Prof Vasu Reddy
Professor and Dean of Humanities
MA (Comparative Literature) [University of the Witwatersrand]; PhD (Gender Studies) [University of KwaZulu-Natal]
Tel: +27 12 420 2360




Mr. Justice Medzani
Tutor Coordinator         
BSc (Hon), MSc, (Sociology) [University of Zimbabwe]
Office: Humanities Building 19-26
Tel: +27 12 420 5852
Fax: +27 12 420 2873
E-mail: [email protected]





Dr Cawo Abdi
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota
BSocSc Economics [University of Ottawa, Canada], MA [University of Guelph, Canada], PhD Sociology [University of Sussex, United Kingdom]


Dr. Vasabjit Banerjee
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration,
Mississippi State University
BA PolSci & English [Wabash College, Indiana], MA PolSci [Miami University, Ohio], PhD PolSci [Indiana University, Bloomington]



Dr Carolyn E. Holmes
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Mississippi State University 
BAHons [DePauw University, Greencastle], PhD [Indiana University, Bloomington]


Prof Jon Hyslop (Extraordinary Professor)
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Africana & Latin American Studies, Colgate University
BA Hons, MA (Oxford) MA (Birmingham) PhD (Witwatersrand) PGCE (London)



Dr Angelique Wildschut
Senior Manager: Research and Policy, National Student Financial Aid Scheme
BA Industrial Psychology, MPhil Political Management, DPhil PolSci [University of Stellenbosch]





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