Before being appointed by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, I was involved with the Department of Political Science at Stellenbosch (on contract basis), teaching some undergraduate and postgraduate courses. My PhD research grew from this involvement. The PhD work was supervised by the Department of Political Science and the degree awarded on their recommendation.
My research into social-psychology and land reform is continuing despite my ongoing professional connection to the Centre for Teaching and Learning. I was, for example, invited last year to participate in a panel on radical economic transformation and land reform at a conference hosted by the Beyers Naude Centre for Public Theology. I have also been invited by the Department of Political Science to present my research findings to their postgraduate students. And I am currently working on two publications with my former supervisor on identity threat and land reform.