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Associate professor, University of Johannesburg

Tessa Hochfeld died in 2019.

An Associate Professor and long-standing researcher at the Centre for Social Development in Africa, Tessa Hochfeld is a social worker by training and has extensive research and project management skills in the area of social protection, social policy, and gender and development. She has a PhD in development studies from Wits University, an MSc in gender and development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA Social Work from Wits University.


  • –present
    Senior Researcher, University of Johannesburg


  • 2015 
    Wits University, MA: Development Studies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Associate professor
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation