Dr. Siphokazi Magadla (Head of Deparment)
BA Hons (RU), MA (OHIO), PhD (RU)
Dr Siphokazi Magadla is from Ludaka in Ngqeleni. She joined the department in 2011 as a lecturer and now senior lecturer. She holds a doctorate in Political and International Studies from Rhodes University (2017). Her PhD examined women’s role in the armed struggle and their participation in the state assisted demobilisation and integration into civilian life in post-apartheid South Africa. She was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a Masters Degree in International Affairs from Ohio University, USA (2008 – 2010). She worked previously as a research consultant for the Security Sector Governance programme of the Institute for Security Studies, focusing on the role of women in peace and security. She was a fellow of the Social Science Research Council's Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship Program (2013-2014), which she currently serves as a mentor since 2017. She is the former co-chairperson of the Rhodes University Women’s Academic Solidarity Association (WASA). She is the Book Review Editor of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies (JCAS). In 2018, she served in the Presidential High-Level Review Panel of the State Security Agency. She was awarded the Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2018. She is the recipient of the Rhodes University Andrew Mellon Inclusive Professoriate grant (2018 – 2021).
TEACHING AND RESEARCH:
- War and militarism in Africa
- The armed struggle in South Africa
- Ex-combatant demobilisation, disarmament, and reintegration processes in Africa
- African feminisms, gender, and citizenship
- South African foreign policy
- Magadla, S., Magoqwana,B., & Motsemme, N.(2021). Thirty years of Male Daughters, Female Husbands: revisiting Ifi Amadiume's question on gender, sex, and political economy. Journal of Contemporary African Studies,39 (3).DOI:10.1080/02589001.2021.1926442
- Magadla, S.,Magoqwana, B., Motsemme, N.,& Mohoto, L. (2021). Sex, gender and Uvalo/Letswalo centered spirituality: in conversation with Gogo Mapitsi Mohoto. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 39(3). DOI:10.1080/02589001.2021.1909711
- Magadla, S. (2021). The lives of women ex-combatants in post-apartheid South Africa. In: Brewer, J., Wahidin, A. (eds) Ex-Combatant Voices: Transitioning from War to Peace in Northern Ireland, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61566-6
- Magadla, S. (2021). Bridging through “women’s work”: African women and men chasing the rise of China. International Feminist Journal of Politics. DOI: 10.1080/14616742.2020.1863158
- Magadla S. (2020). Theorizing African women and girls in combat. In: Yacob-Haliso O., Falola T. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of African Women's Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77030-7_86-1
- Magadla, S., Cornell, N. (2019). The foreign policy legacies of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Maite Nkoana-Mashabane: Institutionalising Pan-Africanist visions and economic diplomacy. In: Masters, L., van Wyk, J (eds) South African Foreign Policy Review Vol. 3. Pretoria: HSRC Press. ISBN: 978-0-7983-0527-3
- Magadla, S. (2015). Women combatants and the liberation movements in South Africa: Guerrilla girls, combative mothers and the in-betweeners. African Security Review, 24(4), pp. 390-402.
- Praeg, L., Magadla, S. (eds) (2014). Ubuntu: Curating the archive. Pietermaritzburg: UKZN Press.
- Magadla, S., Chitando, E. (2014). The self become god: Ubuntu and the ‘scandal of manhood. In: Praeg, L., Magadla, S (eds) Ubuntu: Curating the archive. Pietermaritzburg: UKZN Press.
- Magadla, S. (2013). The personal is the international: for black girls who've considered politics when being strong isn't enough". Politikon, 40, (3), pp. 585-596.
- Godwyll, F, E., Magadla, S. (2012). Educating postconflict societies: Lessons from Rwanda and Liberia. In: Ensor, M. O (ed) African Childhoods: Education, Development, Peacebuilding, and the Youngest Continent. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/9781137024701
- Magadla, S. (2011). The Super-diplomat: Thabo Mbeki's African Renaissance and South Africa FIFA World Cup 2010. Impumelelo: The Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sports. Vol 7, Fall.
- Magadla, S. (2010). Reflections on the African World Cup: ‘make the circle bigger. Impumelelo The Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sports Vol 6, Fall.
- Magadla, S. (2019). From the Outside In: Domestic Actors and South Africa’s Foreign Policy, South African Journal of International Affairs, 26:2, 307-309, DOI: 10.1080/10220461.2019.1610042
- Magadla, S. (2017). Democratic South Africa Foreign Policy: Voting Behaviour in the United Nations. South African Journal of International Affairs, 24(3), pp. 417–418. DOI: 10.1080/10220461.2017.1361863
- Magadla, S. (2015). Global Governance and the New Wars: The Merging of Development and Security. Politikon, 42 (1), pp. 151 – 153. DOI: 10.1080/02589346.2015.1008676
- Magadla, S. (2015). Book review: A Renegade called Simphiwe: The Wounded Hero. Journal of African and Asian Studies, pp.382-383. DOI: 10.1177/0021909614533638
- Magadla, S. (2014). Community of insecurity: SADC's struggle for peace and security in Southern Africa. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 32:2, pp 275-277. DOI: 10.1080/02589001.2014.936174
Selected media publications
- Magadla, S. (27 November 2020). Centering Women’s Studies in Femicide Country. Mail and Guardian newspaper: https://mg.co.za/special-reports/2020-11-30-centre-for-women-gender-studies/
- Magadla, S. (15 March 2020). 25 Years after Beijing: Changing the script about women’s leadership. Mail and Guardian newspaper: https://mg.co.za/article/2020-03-15-25-years-after-beijing-changing-the-script-about-womens-leadership/
- Magadla, S. (25 May 2019). Fela in Versace: how popular culture is driving 21st century pan-Africanism. Mail and Guardian newspaper: https://mg.co.za/article/2019-05-25-00-fela-in-versace-how-popular-culture-is-driving-21st-century-pan-africanism
- Magadla, S. (15 December 2017). The people’s war updated. Mail and Guardian newspaper: https://mg.co.za/article/2017-12-15-00-the-peoples-war-updated
- Magadla, S. (25 August 2017). Matrifocality and shared motherhood. Mail and Guardian newspaper: https://mg.co.za/article/2017-08-25-00-matrifocality-and-shared-motherhood
- Magadla, S. (19 May 2017). Oliver Tambo: acre by acre in a time of rupture?. Mail and Guardian newspaper: https://mg.co.za/article/2017-05-19-00-oliver-tambo-acre-by-acre-in-a-time-of-rupture
- Magadla, S. (2 February 2015). Eugene de Kock and the Violence of 'Nation Building and Reconciliation'. The South African Civil Society Information Service. http://sacsis.org.za/site/article/2265
- Magadla, S. (20 March 2015). One needs a strong Stomach. The Con website: http://www.theconmag.co.za/2015/03/20/one-needs-a-strong-stomach/
- Magadla, S. (9 May 2014). Another five years of Jacob Zuma. Aljazeera International. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/05/another-five-years-jacob-zuma 201459184512925113.html
- Jagarnath, V., Magadla, S. (24 October 2014). Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Mother of the Nation or Lady Macbeth?. The Con: http://www.theconmag.co.za/2014/10/24/mother-of-the-nation-or-lady-macbeth/
- Magadla, S. (11 June 2014). The Bloemhof incident: Affirmative action on death row. Aljazeera International. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/06/sairr-report-affirmative-action--20146118334597715.html
- Magadla, S, (26 November 2014). Some Are Soldiers, Others ‘Straatmeide’. The Con. http://www.theconmag.co.za/2014/11/26/some-are-soldiers-and-others-straatmeids/
- Magadla, S. (15 September 2014). The Deafening Silence of the EFF's Women Leaders. The South African Civil Society Information Service. http://sacsis.org.za/site/article/2133
- Magadla, S. (6 November 2013). EFF and the return of the warrior citizen. Mail and Guardian Thoughtleader. http://thoughtleader.co.za/siphokazimagadla/2013/11/06/eff-and-the-return-of-the-warrior-citizen/
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