Lecturer in Political Science (Mil), Stellenbosch University

Craig Bailie resides on South Africa’s West Coast where he engages in efforts at transforming hearts and minds. He is a lecturer in the Stellenbosch University Faculty of Military Science, School for Security and Africa Studies, housed at the South African Military Academy. Craig lectures International Relations, Civil-Military Relations and African Political Thought. His current research interests include civil-military relations, political leadership and civic education. He serves as Chair of Faculty’s Social Impact Committee. He is a graduate of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Southern Africa Regional Leadership Center.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Political Science (Mil), Stellenbosch University


  • 2017 
    UNISA Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, SLP Thought Leadership for Africa's Renewal
  • 2009 
    Rhodes University, MA International Studies
  • 2006 
    Rhodes University, BA Hons International Relations
  • 2005 
    Rhodes University, BA Politics, History, Psychology


  • 2011
    Scientia Militaria, Contesting “Iraq”: A Social Constructivist Explanation

Professional Memberships

  • South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS)