Educational History

BA Cum Laude University of the Witwatersrand 1993

English Honours University of Cape Town 1994

MA in English with Distinction University of Cape Town 1996

MStud Oxford University 1997

Ph.D. in English University of Cape Town 2003

Ph.D. in Gender Studies University of the Western Cape 2011

MA in Counseling Psychology, John F Kennedy University 2014


Clinical Work

2018 Clinician at Two Chairs Therapy Clinic, San Fransisco

2015-2018 Psychotherapy associate and then licensed LMFT in private practice, Berkeley and Oakland

2016 Clinical Associate at Rainbow Community Center, Concord

2015-16 Clinical Associate at West Contra Costa Children and Adolescent Clinic, Richmond

2012-2014 Clinical Associate at Rosa Parks Elementary School, Berkeley


Academic Employment History

2017-present Adjunct Faculty, John F. Kennedy University, Counseling Psychology Program

2016 Lecturer, Gender and Women’s Studies, University of California, Berkeley

2011-present Research Associate, Institute for the Humanities in Africa, University of Cape Town

2010-2011 Chief Research Officer, Institute for the Humanities in Africa, University of Cape Town

2003-2010 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, University of Cape Town English Department

2000-2003 Lecturer, University of Stellenbosch English Department

1995-6 Tutor in English, University of Cape Town


Volunteer Work

2015-2017: clinician for A Home Within, organization that works with individuals who are in or have been through the foster care system

2013-2016: Board of Directors, Women’s Therapy Centre, Berkeley CA

2012: Our Family Coalition grant writing, San Francisco

2011-12: Women’s Therapy Centre, Berkeley CA, Education Committee

1997-2000 Lay Counsellor, Coordinator, Fundraiser, Trainer, Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre, UK

1990-1992 Volunteer English teacher to economically disadvantaged students of color, Student Teachers Education Program (STEP), Johannesburg