Louise Vincent

Name: Louise Vincent
Phone: + 27 (0)46 603 8355
Email: prof.louise.vincent@gmail.com



M.Phil, D.Phil. (Oxon)


Professor Louise Vincent is a qualitative research methodologist with a particular passion for narrative research. She works as a research capacity development consultant for a number of  universities – assisting PhD and MA candidates and academics with a range of research endeavours, including proposal writing, writing for publication, qualitative data generation methods, qualitative data analysis methods, NVivo, literature reviewing and the use of theory in qualitative data interpretation. 


Her research is principally in the field of the politics of the body – an interest in ways in which social and political power relations can be understood to be written on, and incorporated into, the bodies of citizens. This interest has expressed itself in a variety of projects in which she attempts to read South Africa’s democratic transition through a corporeal lens.


  • Munyuki, C; Vincent, L and E. Mayeza. 2018. A “Home for All”? How gay, lesbian and bisexual Students experience being “at home” in university residence life in Rob Pattman and Ronelle Carolissen (eds). Stellenbosch University Press.
  • Idahosa, G. E. and Vincent, L. 2017. “The scales were peeled from my eyes. South African Academics coming to Consciousness and becoming agents of change”. The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies. In press.
  • Chiwandire, D and L. Vincent. 2017. ‘Wheelchair users, access and exclusion in South African higher education’. African Journal of Disability. 6(0), a353. https://doi.org/10.4102/ajod.v6i0.353 
  • Hlatshwayo, M and L. Vincent. 2017. “Ties that Bind: the ambiguous role played by social Capital  in Black Working Class First Generation South African Students’ Negotiation of University Life”. South African Journal of Higher Education. Forthcoming.
  • Booi, M; Vincent, L and S. Liccardo. 2017. Counting on demographic equity to transform institutional cultures at historically white South African universities? Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) 36 (3). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2017.1289155                                    
  • Vincent, L.; G. Idahosa and Z. Msomi. 2017. Disclaiming, denigrating, dodging: white South African academics’ racetalk. African Identities. 15 (3): 324-338.
  • Vincent, L and C. Munyuki. 2017. “It’s tough being gay”. Gay, lesbian and bisexual students’ experiences of being “at home” in university residence life. South African Journal of Higher Education. 31 (4): 14-33.
  • Vincent, L and C. Munyuki. 2017. ‘Strangers at Home: Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Students’ strategies for Resisting Heteronormativity in University Residence Life’. Gender and Education. In press.
  • Booi, M; Vincent, L and S. Liccardo. 2017. “‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’: challenges facing institutional transformation of historically white universities”. African Sociological Review 21 (1).
  • Vincent, L. 2016. ‘Fat in a Time of Slim. The re-inscription of race in the framing of fat desirability in post apartheid South Africa’. Sexualities 19(8): 914-925.
  • Mthathyana, A; Vincent, L and E. Mayeza. 2016. Life Orientation sexuality education in South Africa: moving to non-judgemental, democratic relations (CDIS-2016-0008). Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.
  • Vincent, L. and C. Malan. 2016. ‘Interpreting Press Coverage of South Africa’s Post-Apartheid ‘obesity epidemic’. Fat Studies 5(1): 1-13. DOI: 10.1080/21604851.2015.1015397



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