Prof. Victoria Graham (D Litt et Phil - Political Studies) is an associate professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at UJ (2006-2013; 2019-2020). Prior to that, she was Programme Leader in Politics, Philosophy and International Studies at Monash SA (2013-2018). She specializes in democracy studies, diplomacy, policy making, and comparative politics. Other interests include history, human rights, voting behaviour, elections, service learning and active citizenship. Her teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels focuses on, among other things, introduction to political science concepts and political institutions, South African democracy and development, migration studies and comparative politics. In 2014, she won the Stephen P. Koff Prize awarded by the Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion for her PhD thesis. In 2015, she published a book in which she assessed the quality of democracy in South Africa from 1999-2015. She is a member of the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS). Prof. Graham is Executive-Director of the Consortium for Regional Integration and Social Cohesion - Social Elevation (RISC-RISE) headquartered in the Department of Politics and IR at UJ.