Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: PD HAHN 7.38.9
Role in GC: Assistant Lecturer and Intern
Field of study: Postgrad LLB
How and when did you get involved with the GC programme?
Throughout my undergraduate degree, I was vaguely aware of the work GC was doing and signed up to do a course or two but never had the time to actually complete it. However, I followed the Programme’s work and early this year one of my mentors suggested I apply for the Intern/Assistant Lecturer position that was advertised - which I did and here I am.
What influenced your decision to join the GC staff?
The biggest influence was perhaps the nature of the work GC does, I am very passionate about community engagement and social justice, and GC introduces both to students using a pedagogy that centralises the student and their lived experience in the teaching/learning space. This is perhaps also the first time in my academic career where I can enter into a learning space and not feel as though my lived experience does not constitute a form of “valid/acceptable” knowledge.
What do you find most exciting about being part of the GC team?
Definitely knowing that I get to share an office with some of UCT’s smartest and most passionate people. I’m constantly inspired by my colleagues’ passion for what they do.
What is the one thing you think people should know about you?
I love reading, starting doing it at when I was 3- haven't stopped since. My current literary obsession is Nurrudin Farah, a Somalian Author who is probably (in my opinion) the greatest African Author of the century.