HELTASA Gender, Higher Education and Decoloniality Event

Join the HELTASA Decolonisation National Interest group for a Critical Conversation that explores the intersection of Gender, Higher Education and Decoloniality in the South African context. Following a dialogue series in 2023 which sought to establish ‘where we are’ in relation to the decolonial project, this critical conversation builds on the call for reflective engagements on key areas. Through this Critical Conversation, we hope to foster a space for collaborative and productive provocations among colleagues within, and beyond, academia. Two colleagues will offer provocations in this regard:

  • Prof. Gcobani Qambela, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Phemelo Hellemann, Rhodes University, South Africa

Following the provocations we will have discussions among participants. Please join the Critical Conversation using this link: MS Teams Link.

Short bios of provocateurs

Prof Gcobani Qambela

Prof Gcobani Qambela is an Anthropologist and award-winning educator in the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). His research focuses on the anthropology of masculinities, sexual and reproductive health, and the anthropology of childhoods and youth. Until 2023, he was the President of Anthropology Southern Africa (ASnA).

Dr Phemelo “PJ” Hellemann

Dr Phemelo “PJ” Hellemann is a primary education specialist, teacher, applied theatre practitioner, African feminist and historian. She is a lecturer in the Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education in the Education Faculty at Rhodes University. Her research and teaching interests are creativity as a teaching, learning, and research medium. She teaches various courses, such as the history of education in South Africa, the philosophy of education, the creative arts, and physical education.


Event Information

Topic: HELTASA Gender, Higher Education and Decoloniality Event

Date: 4 April 2024

Time: 11:00 – 13:00

Platform: Teams

Meeting link: Click here.

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