Judy Crowther

PhD Student

University of Cape Town

Judy’s doctoral study is based in a remedial English classroom in one of the oldest informal settlements in Cape Town.  She is interested in researching learning experiences of children whose English is often assessed as two to three years behind national averages.  Using critical posthumanism as a framework, language, literacy and subjectivity are entangled and explored within a community of enquiry pedagogy.  

Judy started out teaching in a London primary school for three years and was later involved in homeschooling and the management and supervision of pre-schools in Durham and Lancaster.  While teaching in Stoke-on-Trent from 2004 onwards she completed an MA in Educational Leadership, Learning and Management.  She is currently employed as a remedial English teacher in a Cape Flats’ school where she’s loved working and researching for the last 6 to 7 years!