My areas of expertise are Education Law and human rights education in diversity. My research falls in the research-unit for Education and Human Rights in Diversity (Edu-HRight), where my focus is specifically on realizing human rights in and through education. Within this broaded focus I have done research on issues of gender and sexual equality, religion, culture, bullying and harassment and human rights literacies. I have participated in the following research projects: “Sexual harassment of learners in secondary schools” (PhD study, 2010), “Gender violence against girls in secondary schools” (UNESCO-funded project, 2008), “The experiences of female school principals in South Africa” (Commonwealth-project in association with Southampton University, 2010); “Human Rights Education in diverse religious and cultural environments” (SANPAD-funded project, 2012) and “Human Rights Literacy: a quest for meaning” (NRF-funded project, current). currently I am the project leader of an NRF-funded project titled “The possibilities of Human Rights Literacies for transformative teacher education” (2016-2019).
My publications include articles in national and international journals, papers in conference proceedings and chapters in books, all peer-reviewed. Qualifications include: B Com; PGCE ; B Ed Hons and M Ed (all cum laude) and PhD (Education Law).