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From the Margin to the Mainstream: Women and Gender in South African History.

The talk provides a critical assessment of debates within and about gender history in South Africa. Women’s history, now transforming into gender history, is notably broadening and enriching historical studies. Over the past two decades there has been a variety of approaches within the academy to the study and significance of women and gender histories. Scholarship emerged that was radical in its feminist historiographical critiques seeking to `disrupt’ and `unsettle’ traditional narratives. However, there are still many aspects of South African history that requires a deeper analysis of gendered voices. Holistic history, as a route to knowledge production, must incorporate a pluralistic and critical history of gender. Overall, it charts a way forward for      subaltern histories of marginalized and oppressed peoples into the disciplinary mainstream within an African perspective.

                                                                                   INVITATION 

SCHOOL: Social Sciences
COLLEGE:Humanites

CURRICULUM VITA

NAME: Kalpana Hiralal POSITION TITLE: Professor History

 

E-mail:hiralalk@ukzn.ac.za
EDUCATION/TRAINING
INSTITUTION AND LOCATION DEGREE

(if applicable)

YEAR(s) FIELD OF STUDY
University of Natal PhD 2001 History
University of Durban-Westville MA Cum laude 1992 History
University of Durban-Westville Hons 1989 History
University of Durban-Westville Bachelor of Paedogogics

 

1988 History and Gujarati

POSITIONS:

  • 1985 Temporary Junior Lecturer, History, Bechet College of Education, Durban, Natal, South Africa
  • 1989-1991 Graduate Assistant/ Tutor, History, University of Durban-Westville.
  • 1992-2003 Associate Lecturer, Department of History, University of Durban-Westville.
  • 2004-2009 Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University of Durban-Westville
  • 2010 to 2017 Associate Professor, Department of Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • 2018- Professor, Department of Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal

HONOURS

  • 1990 Awarded Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa, Grant to complete MA thesis.
  • 1992 Awarded the Pretorius prize for outstanding History student in the Department of History, University of Durban-Westville
  • 1995-1998 Member of the KwaZulu-Natal History Subject Committee
  • 1999 Human Sciences Research Council, (South Africa), Research grant to complete PhD thesis
  • 1997-1999 University of Durban-Westville, (South Africa), Research grant to complete doctoral thesis
  • 1998-2000 External examiner, University of Natal
  • 2001 Member of the South African History project
  • 2002 cited Top 20 SAPSE journal article contributor for the period 200-2002, UKZN
  • 2002 Member Board of Control CEREP
  • 2003—2008 University of Durban-Westville, Research grant awarded to conduct                          research on a project titled: “Towards Self-Empowerment, Women   and the Informal Sector, South Africa in Global Perspective
  • 2003 -2004 Discipline Chair History
  • 2004-2005 National Research Foundation: Thuthuka Women in Research Programme: Post-Doctoral Scholarship-awarded to undertake research at Dalhouise University, Canada
  • 2004 University of KwaZulu-Natal Certificate of Excellence: For Making Significant Progress in the National Research Foundation Thuthuka Programme
  • 2006 – Committee Member /advisor Presidential Project Freedom Park Trust
  • 2006 Member Board of Undergraduate Studies
  • 2006 Cited among the Top 30 Women Achievers at UKZN
  • 2007 Nordic Africa Institute, Guest Researcher scholarship, September –November
  • 2007 Engaged in research and seminars at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2004-2005 Post-Doctoral at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada. Liaised with Professor Jane Parpart, Department of History and Development Studies.
  • 2004 Invited Lecture, Women and Home-based Workers, University of Dalhousie, Nova Scotia, Canada: 2004
  • 2007 Invited Lecture: Home-based Workers A South African Perspective, University of Tromso, Norway
  • 2007 Invited Lecture, Gender and Development, Centre for African Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2009 SANPAD Seed Funding -Awarded R23000.00
  • 2013 Cited Top 30 Researcher at UKZN 2013
  • Review National Research Foundation (NRF) proposals (ongoing)
  • 2012 Awarded UKZN College of Humanities Strategic Research Funds R170000.00
  • 2013: Awarded Staff Exchange scholarship – December 2013-Janaury 2014 went as an exchange lecturer on the Linnaeus-Palme Swedish Programme, Swedish Exchange Programme
  • 2013 NRF Rated Scholar
  • 2013 Co-Guest Editor Journal of Natal Zulu History
  • 2013 Invited Talk for Women’s Day, Gujarati Sanskruti Kendra, August 2013, Durban, South Africa
  • 2014 NRF Development Grant for KFD
  • 2014 UKZN Representative Liberation Studies Institute Workshop
  • 2014 Lecture: UKZN Special Collections, August 2014, Celebrating Women’s Heroism, Pietermaritzburg Campus, UKZN
  • 2014 Invited Talk: Gujarati Sanskruti Kendra, The Natal Gujarati Parishad, December 2014, Durban, South Africa
  • Referee for articles for academic journals (ongoing).
  • 2014 Co-Guest Editor New Contree
  • 2014 NRF Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration Grant
  • 2015-2018 Awarded Erasmus Mundus INSPIRE Scholarship
  • 2015-to date  External Examiner for University of Western Cape
  • 2015 Visiting Scholar School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS)
  • 2015 External Examiner University of Limpopo
  • 2015 Member of the History Colloquium Meeting
  • 2015-2018- Member: Advisory Board Gandhi Luthuli Documentation Centre, UKZN
  • 2015-to date Panel member on Selection Committee
  • 2015 Awarded Erasmus Mundus Inspire Scholarship, University of Valladolid, Spain
  • 2016: Keynote Speaker – University of Western Cape, at a workshop titled: Researching Migration, Integration and Transnationalism: an appraisal of recent theoretical, methodological and empirical advances from an African perspective
  • 2017: Top 10 Most Published Women Award, College of Humanities, UKZN
  • 2017:  Top 30 Most Published Researcher Award, College of Humanities, UKZN
  • 2017 25 Years Long Service Award 2017

BOOKS PUBLISHED 

  1. K Hiralal and Z Jinnah (eds): Gender and Mobility: Borders, Bodies and Boundaries, Palgrave 2018, ISBN 978-3-319-65782-0
  2. Enuga Reddy and K. Hiralal. Pioneers of Satyagraha, Indian South Africans Defy Racist laws 1907-1914 (Ahmedabad, Navajivan Press, 2017).  ISBN 978-81-7229-812-8
  3. Kalpana Hiralal, Global Hindu Diaspora Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. New Delhi: Manohar Publications, 2016. ISBN 978-93-5098-153-5
  4. Kalpana Hiralal, Global Hindu Diaspora Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. London: Routledge, 2018. ISBN 978-1138-095472
  1. Devarakshanam (Betty) Govinden and Kalpana Hiralal. Satyagraha, Passive Resistance and its Legacy. New Delhi: Manohar 2015. ISBN: 978-93-5098-7.
  1. Kalpana Hiralal and Veena Rawjee. Tracing Our Roots, The Natal Rajput Association. Durban: Atlas Printers, 2011.

Edited Journals

  1. Guest Editors: Kalpana Hiralal and Sultan Khan, “Current Trends in Postgraduate Research in the Social Sciences”, Alternation, Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa, 24,1 (2017).
  2. Guest Editors: Kalpana Hiralal and Johan Wasserman, “Local and Regional Histories of Natal and KwaZulu-Natal – Voices and Perspectives”, New Contree, No. 70, Special Edition (November 2014).
  3. Guest Editors: Devarakshanam Govinden and Kalpana Hiralal, 1913, Satyagraha, Passive Resistance and its Legacy, Journal of Natal and Zulu History, vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 1-187, 2013.

ACCREDITED JOURNALS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. “Gender and Mobility in Africa:  Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”,  in K. Hiralal and Z. Jinnah, Gender and Mobility: Borders, Bodies and Boundaries, Palgrave 2018.
  2. “Why Were the Women Left Behind? Chinese and Indian Migration in the Indian Ocean Region: A Historical Perspective”, in K. Hiralal and Z. Jinnah, Gender and Mobility: Borders, Bodies and Boundaries, Palgrave 2018.
  3. ‘Mary and Annie resist’: Gender and resistance in South Africa 1900s–1950s, South Asian Diaspora, 2018, DOI: 10.1080/19438192.2018.1460917.
  4. `What is the meaning of the word “wife?” The impact of the immigration laws on the wives of resident Indians in South Africa 1897-1930. Contemporary South Asia, 26:2, 2018: 206-220.
  5. “Women in Anti-Colonial and Nationalist Movements: A Comparative Study of India and South Africa”, Alternation, 24,1 (2017) 233 – 254.
  6. K. Hiralal and S Khan (Editorial) “Editorial: Current Trends in Postgraduate Research in the Social Sciences”, Alternation 24,1 (2017) 263 – 269.
  7. Women and Migration-Challenges and Constraints – A South African Perspective”, Nordic Journal of African Studies 26 (2): 158–175 (2017).
  8. “Joseph Devasayagem Royeppen (1871-1960): The Anglican, Colonial Born Political Activist, Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae volume 42 (2): 86–103 2016.
  9. “Gendered migrations: a comparative study of indentured and non-indentured immigrants to South Africa 1860–1930”, Diaspora Studies, 9 (1): 41-52, 2016
  10. “Introduction- Global Hindu Diaspora” in K. Hiralal (ed.) Global Hindu Diaspora-Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (New Delhi: Manohar, 2016): 9-18.
  11. “The contributions of Pandit Nardev Vedalankar to Hinduism in South Africa” in K. Hiralal (ed.) Global Hindu Diaspora-Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (New Delhi: Manohar, 2016): 209-226.
  12. “Swami Bhawani Dayal: The social reformer and political patriot of South Africa” in P Pratap (ed.) in Contemporary Issues in the Indian Diaspora of South Africa (New Delhi: Serial publications, 2016): 246-268.
  13. Migration and Education Narratives of Student Mobility in South Africa, The Oriental Anthropologist, 15 (2): 331-344, 2015.
  14. ‘Mothers of the Indian Nation’: The Impact of Indian Women Nationalists on South African Women Alternation Special Edition, 15: 83 – 201, 2015.
  15. Narratives and testimonies of women detainees in the anti-apartheid struggle, Agenda, 1-11, 2015
  16. “Changing Caste Identities in the Indian Diaspora: A South African Perspective”, in P. Pratap Kumar (ed.).  Indian Diaspora Socio-Cultural and Religious Worlds, Brill, Leiden/Boston: 158-176: 2015.
  17. “Forging a Gujarati Hindu Identity in South Africa –A History of Gujarati Hindu organizations in South Africa 1900-1983” Nidan, 26 (2):60-82, 2014.
  18. “India’s Voice in the Satyagraha Campaigns in South Africa” Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology, 4:19-30, 2014.
  19. “Married to the Struggle: For better or worse. Wives of Indian anti-apartheid activists in Natal: The untold narratives”, New Contree, 70, Special Edition (November), 2014:83-106.
  20. “Local and Regional Histories of Natal and KwaZulu-Natal – Voices and Perspectives”, New Contree, No. 70, Special Edition (November) 2014:1-7. Co-written with Johan Wasserman.
  21. “Rebellious Sisters – Indentured Women and Resistance in Colonial Natal” in Mauritz Hassankhan (eds.), Brij V. Lal and D Munro Resistance and Indian Indenture re Experience Comparative Perspectives, Manohar Publications, New Delhi, 2014: 241-269
  22. “Women and Migration in South Africa-historical and literary perspectives”, South Asian Diaspora, vol. 6 (1): 63-75, 2014.
  23. “Daughters of Gujarat in the Diaspora: Immigrant Women, Identity and Agency in Natal”, Journal for Contemporary History, vol. 38 (1):1-21, 2013.
  24. “Mapping free Indian migration to Natal through a biographical lens, 1880-1930”, New Contree, 66: 97-120, 2013.
  25. “Immigrant Sisters Organising for Change, – The Gujarati Mahila Mandal 1930-2010”, Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology, vol. 4(1-2): 105-115, 2013.
  26. Caste in the diaspora: A Case study of the Natal Rajput Association in Durban, Journal Man in India, 93 (4), 2013, pp. 591-606.
  27. “Gendered Narratives of Salisbury Island”, Journal of Natal and Zulu History, vol.31 (1):117-134, 2013.
  28. “1913 Satyagraha, Passive Resistance and its Legacy”, Journal of Natal and Zulu History, 31(2):1-13, 2013. Co-written with Devarakshanam Govinden
  29. “Satyagraha on Natal’s Coal Mines”, Journal of Natal and Zulu History, volume 31 (2):39-53, 2013.
  30. “Rethinking Gender and Agency in the Satyagraha Movement of 1913”Journal of Social Sciences, 25 (1-2-3): 71-80, 2010.
  31. “Docile” Indian Women Protest “We Shall Resist – Passive Resistance in South Africa 1946-1948”, Journal of Social Sciences. vol. 22 (3):153-162, 2010.
  32. “The Invisible Workers of the Informal Economy – A Case Study of home-based Workers in Kwazulu/Natal, South Africa, Journal of Social Sciences, 23 (1):29-37, 2010.
  33. “Our Plucky sisters who have dared to fight” Indian Women and the Satyagraha movement in South Africa”. The Oriental Anthropologist, vol. 9 (1):1-22, 2009.
  34. “The Gujarati Hindu Community in Kwazulu/Natal” The Anthropologist, (Special Volume), 4: 81-104, 2009.
  35.  “Indian Family Businesses in South Africa: 1870 -2004” in The Anthropologist (Special Issue) Indian Diaspora – The 21st Century Migration, Change and Adaptation (Kamla-Raj Enterprises, New Delhi, 2007: 99-108.
  36. “The Trading Class within the Indian community –Shaped and Styled by Historical Contradictions” WISA, Undressing Durban, Madiba Publishers, 2007: 309-315.
  37. “The Resurrection of an Identity – The Sikh Community in South Africa”, The Oriental Anthropologist,  7 (1):91-108, 2007.
  38. “The Myth of the Asiatic `Menace’ in Natal 1918-1924”, Alternation, 9 (2):179-195, 2002.
  39. “The Impact of the First Word War on the Indian Commercial Class in Natal”, Historia, 46 (2): 426-440, 2001.
  40. “The Indian Commercial Entrepreneur, 1890-1950”, New Contree, 48:105-125, 2000.
  41. “The Economic Role of the Indian Commercial class in Colonial Natal”, Alternation, 7(2):135-147, 2000.

BOOK REVIEWS 

  1. Duncan. L.Du Bois, Sugar and Settlers: A History of the Natal South Coast 1850 1910, Historia, 61 (2):126-128, 2016.

PEER REVIEWED-NON-ACCREDITED JOURNAL ARTICLES:

  1. ‘Indian Family Businesses in Natal 1879-1950”, Natalia (38):27-37,
  2. “Gujarati Dukawallas in the Indian Ocean Region – A Case Study of Natal (1880-1910)”, Man in India, 94 (3):381-398

CONFERENCES ATTENDED:

  1. ORGANISATION FOR INDIAN DIAPORA, ODI REUNION, INTERNATIONAL  SYMPOSIUM , “Indentured work in the Indian Ocean: global history, new perspectives” , Stella Matutina Museum, Piton St Leu, Reunion Island , August 9-10, 2018. Paper Presented: Women’s life and Labor under Indenture, A South African Perspective
  2. 60th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association Conference, 16-18 November 2017, Chicago Paper Presented, The Role of Universities in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle Youth Activism, Resistance and Protest at the University of Durban-Westville in the 1980s.
  3. 100year Commemoration Symposium of the formal Abolition of Indenture”, Co-coordinator of Conference, 1860 Heritage Centre, 4 November 2017.
  4. The ‘Global Conference on Indian Diaspora Studies and Policies,’ 5-7 October 2017, at ISS in The Hague, Netherlands. Paper Presented, Indentured Women in South Africa Labour, Survival, Resistance and Abolition, 1860-1918
  5. International Conference Marking the 100th Anniversary of the End of Indenture in Mauritius and the British Empire & the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India, Mauritius 18th to 20th August 2017. Paper presented, The Treatment of Satyagraha Prisoners on Natal’s coal mines 1913.
  6. 23rd European Conference on South Asian Studies 27-30 July 2016, University of Warsaw, Poland. Paper Presented: The Pioneers of Satyagraha: Indentured laborer’s Defy Racist Laws, 1907-1914
  7. Indentured Lives-Hosted by the University of Edinburgh, 8-9 September 2016. Paper Presented: Why were the Women left behind? Chinese and Indian Migration in the Indian Ocean Region – A Historical Perspective
  8. Ethnicity, Race and Citizenship, Place of Indians in the New South Africa, 12-14 November 2015. Chair: Session 5 Historical and Contemporary Migrations.
  9. 25th Biennial Conference – “Unsettling Stories and Unstable Subjects”, Hosted by the Department of History, University of Stellenbosch, 1-3 July 2015. Paper presented: Regional Organisations and Women’s Political Participation -The Role of the Natal Organisation of Women (NOW) in the Liberation Struggle in South Africa.
  10. Indentured Labour Route International Conference, Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund, Paper presented: Daughters of India Crossing the Kala Pani” A Comparative Study of Indentured and Non-Indentured Female Immigrants to South Africa, 1860-1930, 3-5 November, Mauritius 2014.
  11. 23nd European Conference on South Asian Studies 23-26 July 2014 University of Zurich, Switzerland. Paper Presented: What is the meaning of the word `wife’ –The Impact pf the Immigration Laws on the wives of Resident Indians in South Africa 1897-1930.
  12. Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (UK & Ireland), “The Lady Doth Protest…” Mapping Feminist Movements, Moments & Mobilizations, 21-23 June 2013, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. Paper presented, Married to the Freedom Struggle”: Wives of the Anti-Apartheid Movement.
  13. Workshop on Africa-India Relations in the 21st Century, 25-27 September 2012, University of KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa. Chaired Session 2.
  14. Women’s History Network Conference, Cardiff University, Wales. Women, State and Nation 7-9 September 2012. Paper presented, South Asian Women Across Borders: Gender Religion and Identity in Africa (Immigrant Women Organizing for Change).
  15. 22nd European Conference on South Asian Studies 25-28 July 2012 ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal. Paper Presented, Struggling for Migratory and Citizenship rights- The Experiences of Free Indian Migrants to Natal 1880-1930.
  16. International Scientific Conference, New perspectives on Indentured Labour 1825-1925, University of Mauritius, 3-9 December 2011. Paper presented: Women and Gender and the Indentured Labour Experience in South Africa.
  17. Gujarat Studies Association, 3rd Biennial Conference –Cosmopolitan Connections: Encountering Gujaratis in Multiple Contexts, 9th – 10th April 2010, SOAS, University of London. Paper Presented, Daughters of Gujarat in the Diaspora – A South African Perspective.
  18. Gujarati Hindu Sanskruti Kendra, Gujarati Conference 1 May 2009, Durban, South Africa. Paper Presented: Gujarati Women in Kwazulu-Natal.
  19. The 16th Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Kunming China, July 2009. Paper presented: Culture and Commerce in the Diaspora – A South African Perspective
  20. 5th International Conference on History – Hosted by the Athens   Institute    for Education and Research. Paper presented on Gender and Colonial Protest. Athens, Greece. 2007.
  21. Nordic Africa Days. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) Chair: Reconsidering Urban Politics in Africa, Uppsala, Sweden, 2007.
  22. Satyagraha – a Pro Peace Agenda, University of Technology, Durban. Chair: a session on Humanism, 2005.
  23. Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii. Paper presented: Women and Empowerment: A case study of home-based workers in Kwazulu/Natal, South Africa, 2006.
  24. Assessing and Evaluating Postgraduate Theses and Dissertations, Centre for Higher and Adult Education, Stellenbosch, June 2006.
  25. Arya Pratinidhi Sabha International Conference, Aryan Benevolent Home, Durban, South Africa. Chair: Session: Women in Marriage, Rites and Rights.2005.
  26.  20th International Congress of Historical Sciences and International   Federation of Women’s Historians: Women’s History Revisited: Historiographical Reflections on Women and Gender in a Global Context. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Paper   presented: Women and Work in South Africa: A Historiographical Perspective, 2005.
  27. The Freedom from Fear Agenda: Rhetorics and Realities in Africa – Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Department of Political Science, Dalhouise University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Chaired a Session Rhetorics and Realities in Africa, 2004.
  28. Looking at South Africa Ten Years on Institute of     Commonwealth Studies and the Centre of African Studies, London, United Kingdom. Paper presented: Women and the Informal Sector in South Africa: A Case Study of home-based workers in post-apartheid South Africa. 2004.
  29. African Studies Seminar Series: Fall 2004, International Development Studies, Dalhousie University, Canada. Paper presented: Women and the Informal Sector: A Study of Home-based workers in KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa, 2004
  30. Dal-Outreach in co-operation with International Development Studies, Dalhousie University, Global Development Seminar Series, Paper presented: Women and the Informal Sector in South Africa. Canada. 2004.
  31. Writing for Publication, Centre for Higher and Adult Education, Stellenbosch, June 2004.
  32. Rethinking the Cultural Turn – 9th Cultural Studies Workshop – National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore, Paper presented: Cultural Identities in Emerging Democracies – A South African Perspective. 2004.
  33. South Africa in the 1940s: Worlds of Possibilities, Workshop at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. Paper presented: We shall Resist – The Role of Indian Women in the Passive Resistance Campaign of 1946-48. 2003
  34. Biennial Conference, South African Historical Society. University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Paper presented The Sikh Community in Kwazulu-Natal. 2003.
  35. African Studies Association, 45th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, 5-8 December 2002, Paper presented Women and Resistance in South Africa
  36. Western Association of Women Historians – Twenty-Eight Annual Conference, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, USA, 30 May – 1 June 1997.  Paper Presented:  The Role of Gender, Class and Kin in Indian Family Businesses in Natal, 1910-1950.
  37. Institute for Historical Research, Mayibuye Center and the Department of History, University of Western Cape, South Africa, 10-12 July, 1996.  Paper Presented:  Trends in South African Indian Historiography
  38. Rhodes University, Grahamstown, Women and Gender conference, South Africa, July, Paper Presented: The Role of Indian Women in the Passive Resistance Campaign, 1913, 1995.

RESEARCH/TEACHING (LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY)

  • 2004-2005 Post-Doctoral at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada. Liaised with Professor Jane Parpart, Department of History and Development Studies.
  • 2007 (September-November) Engaged in research and seminars at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden
  • November-December 2013: Undergraduate teaching at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden.
  • Guest Scholar-Centre for Diaspora Studies-School of Oriental and African Studies 2015
  • 2015-2017 Awarded ERASMUS MUNDUS INSPIRE STAFF MOBILITY PROGRAM, University of Valladolid, Spain.

PUBLIC LECTURES (INTERNATIONAL)

  • University of Dalhousie, Nova Scotia, Canada: 2004
  • University of Tromso, Norway, 2007
  • Centre for African Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 2007
  • Lulea University of Technology, Sweden 2013
  • Lulea University of Technology, Sweden 2018

PUBLICATION GRANTS/AWARDS:

  1. NRF GRANT for 2018-2020: Competitive Programme for Rated Researchers
  2. Awarded Erasmus Inspire Scholarship 2015-2017
  3. Rated research scientist by National Research Foundation (NRF) 2014
  4. NRF Competitive Support for Unrated Researchers: 2014-2016
  5. NRF Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration Grant 2014
  6. NRF Development Grant for KFD: 2014
  7. Cited Top 30 Researcher, UKZN 2013
  8. UKZN Competitive Research Grant: 2012
  9. Nordic Africa Institute, Guest Researcher scholarship, September –  November 2007
  10. Cited Among the Top Women Achievers at UKZN 2006
  11. National Research Foundation: Thuthuka Programme: Post-Doctoral Scholarship- awarded to undertake research at Dalhousie, University, Canada, July 2004 – January 2004/5.
  12. University KwaZulu/Natal, Certificate of Excellence: For making significant progress in the National Research Foundation Thuthuka Programme 2004.
  13. National Research Foundation (NRF), Thuthuka Programme (Women in Research), Grant to complete research project titled: “Towards Self-Empowerment, Women, and the Informal Sector, South Africa in Global Perspective” 2002-2008
  14. University of Durban-Westville, (South Africa), Research grant to complete doctoral thesis 1997-1999
  15. Sciences Research Council, (South Africa), Research grant to complete PhD thesis (1997-1999) Human Sciences Research Council, (South Africa), Grant to complete MA thesis 1990
  16. Awarded the Pretorius prize for outstanding History student in the Department of History, University of Durban-Westville 1992

POST-GRADUATE SUPERVISION

Hons (History) (3)

2011     Kriska Goolabjith (co-supervised with Dr T Waetejin)

2011    Rakesh Ramsunder

2016    Delano Naicker

MASTERS (2)

2017    Joseph Mbalaka (History)

Dissertation Topic: Exploring the Migration Experiences of Muslim Yao Women in KwaZulu-Natal 1994-2015

2017    Nokulunga P. Luthuli (Public Policy)

Title of Dissertation: The Role of Peacekeeping Bodies in Africa: An Analysis of MONUSCO and SADC in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

PhD (2)

2014    Zaheera Jinnah (Anthropology) (co-supervised)

2018: Olalekan Tosin Bamgbose (International Relations)

LEADERSHIP/ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Member of the DP Appeals Committee

Member of the Undergraduate Committee

Member of the Faculty Board

Higher Degrees Committee Attended meetings on an ad hoc basis between 2009-2016

Teaching and Learning Committee (attend meetings on an ad hoc basis)

National Research Foundation rated Scientist

Member of Natal Rajput Association

Member of Gujarati Sanskruti Kendra

External examiner of Limpopo

External examiner University of Western cape

Discipline Chair (History), University of Durban Westville/University of Kwazulu/Natal. (2003-2004)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

Member of African Studies Association

Between 2009-2016 I have been active in various committees at UKZN: undergraduate, DP Appeals Committee, ad hoc attendance of Higher Degrees, Teaching and Learning and UKZN Selection Panel Committees

COMMUNITY SERVICE DEVELOPMENT

2016-Guest Speaker South African Rajput Association (SARA)

2016 Guest speaker Durban Girls College,

2015 Submitted article in Post “Indianness in the Spotlight” 14 October

My research on Gender, politics and the Indian Diaspora had led to invitations as keynote/guest speaker at community functions:

2015 Guest Speaker: Merebank Shree Parasakthie Alayam, Durban, KZN, 20 October

2014 Guest Speaker: Gujarati Sanskruti Kendra

2013 Invited Talk for Women’s Day, Gujarati Sanskruti Kendra

2011 Guest Speaker at South African National Society

2011-Guest speaker Natal Forum

2010 Guest Speaker: Durban Girls’ College

2010 Appeared on Hindvani 29 August 2010, 12 September 2010, Discussion Topic: Women and Gender in South Africa. Research articles published in Sunday Tribune between July 2010 and August 2010.

Referees:

  1. Full Name: Devrakshanam (Betty) Govinden

Present Status: Senior Research Associate, University of Kwazulu/Natal, South Africa.

Field of specialization: English Literature, Gender and Diaspora Studies

Address of the Institute: Faculty of Education, Edgewood College, University of Kwazulu/Natal, South Africa.

E-mail: herbyg@telkomsa.net

  1. Full Name: Jane L Parpart

Present Status: Professor Emeritus, Dalhouise University, IDS and Gender Studies, Canada.

Field of specialization: Gender and Empowerment. African History

Address of the Institute: University of West Indies, Centre for Gender and Development Studies.

E-mail: Jane.parpart@dal.ca