Vivienne Bozalek (PhD)

Director of Teaching and Learning

University of the Western Cape

Vivienne Bozalek is a Professor of Social Work and the Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of the Western Cape. She holds a PhD from Utrecht University. Her research interests and publications include the political ethics of care and social justice, posthumanism and feminist new materialisms, innovative pedagogical practices in higher education, and post-qualitative and participatory methodologies. She has co-edited five books – one entitled Community, Self and Identity: Educating South African Students for Citizenship with Brenda Leibowitz, Ronelle Carolissen and other colleagues, another volume entitled Discerning Hope in Educational Practices with Brenda Leibowitz, Ronelle Carolissen and Megan Boler, a third entitled Activity Theory, Authentic Learning and Emerging Technologies with Jan Herrington, Joanne Hardman Dick Ng’ambi, and Denise Wood, a fourth entitled Theorising Learning to Teach in Higher Education with Brenda Leibowitz and Peter Kahn and a fifth entitled Socially Just Pedagogies: Posthumanist, Feminist and Materialist Perspectives in Higher Education with Rosi Braidotti, Tamara Shefer and Michalinos Zembylas