I am an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at University of the Western Cape, where I have worked since 2010.
I received my Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) in 2010. My research areas of specialisation are gender, masculinities, medical anthropology, men’s health, and social theory. Before joining UWC, I did research on social and behavioural aspects of HIV and health for Perinatal HIV Research Unit (2001-2002); Human Sciences Research (2002-2005) and Centre for AIDS, Development and Research and Evaluation (2009-2010). My current research work focuses on developing African-centred theories of masculinity.