Megaera Jones

PhD student

Megaera Jones is a first year Master’s student currently completing her thesis through the Critical Studies in Sexuality and Reproduction research program. Her research focuses on rape culture at Rhodes University. The research adopts a poststructuralist feminist lens that draws from discursive and rhetorical theory. Her supervisors are Prof Catriona Macleod and Dr Malvern Chiweshe.

Megaera completed her Bachelor of Arts (cum laude), majoring in Psychology and Criminology, undergraduate degree through UNISA in 2014. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology through Rhodes University in 2015. Her Honours research project focused on institutional culture, sexualities, race and gender at Rhodes University, through an Intersectional and Queer Theory lens. During this year she ran the Fort England Psychiatric Hospital Buddy Program: a volunteer program where psychology students visit and interact with patients in a forensic ward. In 2016, Megaera worked for a Medical Accounting Software Development company, as well as running various volunteer programs at Seven Passes Initiative NGO (rural youth development project). Wanting to further pursue her academic career she applied for a Master’s-by-Thesis through the CSSR, where she is currently in her first year of conducting research. One day, she hopes to further train as a Psychologist.

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