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Amanda Gouws

Education: Ph.D. in Politic Science and Gender Studies from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1986-1991)
Experience: Junior Lecturer in UNISA (1982-1984); Lecturer in University of the North (Limpopo) (1984-1985); Acting Director of the African Gender Institute (1998); Professor/ SARChi Chair in Gender Politics in University of Stellenbosch (1991 - Present)
Awards: Wilma Rule Award for the best paper in gender and politics (International Political Science Association, 2014)
Amanda Gouws holds a National Research Foundation Chair in Gender Politics. Her research focuses on women and citizenship, women’s movements and gender-based violence. Her books include Overcoming Political Intolerance in South Africa and (Un)Thinking Citizenship: Feminist Debates in Contemporary South Africa. Gouws’ latest book is Feminist Institutionalism in South Africa: Designing for Gender Equality. Gouws was a Commissioner for the South African Commission for Gender Equality (2012-2014).

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