University of Kwazulu-Natal
Professor Cheryl Potgieter is Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of KwaZulu- Natal (UKZN) and Head of the College of Humanities. She is also a full professor in psychology and a rated scientist. She has a doctoral degree from the University of Western Cape and a Master’s degree from the University of Cape Town. She has spent time as a visiting scholar at Yale University and the University of Missouri. Previous posts include University Dean of Research at the University of KwaZulu- Natal, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pretoria, Founding Director and Head of Gender and Development Studies at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Director and Head of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Western Cape (UWC). Professor Cheryl Potgieter has written and researched policy for government departments, the private sector and NGOs and served two terms as a ministerial appointment on SANRAL board. Her publications which have caught media attention over the years include her work on Black Lesbians, Serial Rapists, Black Academics Moving between Institutions and Gender, Transport and Development. She has published in both local and international journals in the areas of race, gender, sexuality, and broad areas related to transformation. She continues to do a number of keynote addresses and she did the keynote address at Southern African-Nordic (SANORD) symposium in Sweden on 11 June 2014. Her expertise has also recently been recognized by the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal when he appointed her to a four person committee to investigate issues related to Social Cohesion in the Province. She has been recently appointed as a Director of the Board of the South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (SAC-IAWJ) as well as a Trustee of the UKZN Foundation Tru