Professor of Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand

Prof Stevens is interested in research into:
- race, racism and related social asymmetries;
- knowledge production processes;
- critical psychology;
- community psychology;
- ideology, power and discourse;
- violence and its prevention;
- historical/collective trauma and memory; and
- masculinity, gender and violence.
A clinical psychologist by training, I hold the position of Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Humanities, as well as Professor in the Department of Psychology. I have also held the positions of Co-Assistant Dean (Graduate Studies) in the Faculty of Humanities (2010-2012), and Assistant Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Humanities (2014-2016). I currently hold a B-rating as a researcher from the National Research Foundation (NRF) and am also a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). I am interested in psychosocial understandings of human development, and applying psychosocial thinking to our personal and social worlds where appropriate. The thrust of my research is however in critical and community psychology. My primary social research interests include foci on race, racism and related social asymmetries; racism and knowledge production; ideology, power and discourse; violence and its prevention; historical/collective trauma and memory; and masculinity, gender and violence.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand