Dr Savo Heleta works as the manager of Internationalisation at Home and Research at Nelson Mandela University’s Office for International Education (OIE). He is also researcher in OIE’s Research Unit for Higher Education Internationalisation in the Developing World.
Savo’s research focuses on higher education internationalization; decolonisation of knowledge; higher education in post-war settings; advocacy and activism; conflict analysis; international development; foreign aid; post-war reconstruction, development and peace-building.
He is the author of Not My Turn to Die: Memoirs of a Broken Childhood in Bosnia (Amacom Books, New York, 2008).
Manager: Internationalisation at Home and Research, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, DPhil, Development Studies
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, MPhil, Conflict Transformation and Management
St. John's University, Minnesota, United States, BA, History, Business Management
Decolonizing knowledge in South Africa: Dismantling the ‘pedagogy of big lies’, Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies. Vol. 40. No. 3. [forthcoming]
Intercultural competence for peace-building in the aftermath of violent conflict: The role of higher education [with Deardorff, D. K.], Forthcoming book chapter
Higher education and its international dimensions in post-conflict settings, Chapter in The Globalization of internationalization: Emerging voices and perspectives. Routledge.
Global Citizenship vs Globally Competent Graduates: A Critical View From the South [with Nico Jooste], Journal of Studies in International Education. Vol. 21. No. 1.
Disrupting coloniality: Student-led resistance to the oppressive status-quo in South Africa [with Fatyela, A. and Nkala, T], Forthcoming book chapter
Decolonisation of higher education: Dismantling epistemic violence and Eurocentrism in South Africa, Transformation in Higher Education. Vol. 1. No. 1.
Securitising Humanitarian Assistance and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Africa: A Critical Review of South Africa’s New Defence Policy, African Security Review. Vol. 25. No. 1.
Higher Education in Post-Conflict Societies: Settings, Challenges and Priorities, Handbook Internationalisation of European Higher Education. Volume No. 1.
Internally Driven Post-War Reconstruction and Development: The Case of Somaliland, Africa Insight. Vol. 44. No. 3.
Building Leadership Capacity for Post-War Recovery: The Case of South Sudan, Journal for Development and Leadership. Vol. 2. No. 1.
Teachers’ Experiences of Conflict and Violence in Township Schools: A Case Study of Walmer-Gqebera, South Africa [with Snodgrass, L], Commonwealth Youth and Development. Vol. 7. No. 2.
Not My Turn to Die: Memoirs of a Broken Childhood in Bosnia, Amacom Books, New York