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Course coordinator: Language in Humanities, University of Cape Town

Gideon convenes the Language in Humanities course (DOH1002F). The DOH1002F course is a first year first semester academic literacy course designed for Humanities students on the extended degree programme. He is interested in academic literacy, curriculum development, student development, and mentorship. He is the Academic Co-ordinator of the Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Programme (MMUF) at UCT. This fellowship is an Equity Development initiative and aims at recruiting highly successful Black students into academia. He is also a mentor on the 100UP programme. 100Up is a UCT project that aims to address the problem of under-representation by targeting school learners from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Gideon's current research interests are in the areas of black student identity transformations and equity development programmes at historically white South African universities. Gideon, along with 3 colleagues from the Language in the Humanities group, has also just launched a writing MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) which introduces prospective students to the nature of academic writing at university.


  • –present
    Co-convernor of Language in the Humanities, University of Cape Town


UCT Collaborative teaching Award;