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Janine Carlse

Janine Carlse is a lecturer on the Global Citizenship Programme. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies from the University of Cape Town, and is currently completing her PhD in Education Policy Studies at Stellenbosch University under the supervision of Professor Nuraan Davids. With a deep interest in transformative approaches to higher education pedagogy and policy making, Janine’s current research has been spurred by the ideological challenges facing the still stratified post-apartheid South African higher education sector.

Prior to joining the GCP, Janine worked within philanthropic, private and public higher education environments. Her experience within the higher education sector over the past few years includes a combination of project management and administration, stakeholder engagement and partnerships, working with civil society organisations, student academic support, tutoring and lecturing.

Social justice has been a thread guiding her career and academic journey. Particularly during her time at UCT in 2014-15, she participated in the GC1 course and worked with the Social Responsiveness Unit, Poverty and Inequality Initiative and Knowledge Co-op. Janine has a strong belief in the value of initiatives that promote a deeper understanding of social justice from various perspectives and points of engagement that facilitate praxis (action and reflection), and views the GCP as an initiative that grooms socially engaged and aware citizens, change-makers with the knowledge and agency to voice their views and act in ways that they feel empowered by.


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Peer-Reviewed Articles:


  • 17-18 September 2018: South African Writing Centres Indaba, North West University, Potchefstroom. Presentation: Writing Centre Consultants as Critical Friends
  • 22-24 October 2018: South African Education Research Association (SAERA) Conference, Pretoria (hosted by the North West University). Presentation: Grappling with white supremacist thinking as an ideological obstacle to deep transformation within South African Universities
  • 29 October 2018: Invited speaker, UCT FHS Writing Lab, Groote Schuur, University of Cape Town. Presentation: Writing Centre Consultants as Critical Friends
  • 4 November 2019: Invited speaker, Department of Health Science Education Transformation & Equity Committee, University of Cape Town. Presentation: The missing link: Addressing ideological obstacles to transformation in SA Higher Education