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Sociology

Staff members

Academic Staff

Dr Christopher G. Thomas

Dr Christopher G. Thomas
Chair of Department
Tel:
012 429 6560
Email: thomacg@unisa.ac.za
Qualifications: BA Hons (UWC), M Public Affairs (Indiana), MSocSc (UCT), PhD (Wits)
Research interests: Economic sociology, industrial restructuring,social and economic rights, sociology of poverty, sociology of developing countries and youth development.  

Prof Derik Gelderblom

Prof Derik Gelderblom
Tel: 012 429 6486 
Email: gelded@unisa.ac.za
Qualifications: MA (Stellenbosch) DPhil (UDW)
Research interests: Rural-urban migration and the limitations of neo-classical and neoliberal economic theories.

Dr Zanetta L. Jansen

Dr Zanetta L. Jansen
Tel: 012 429 6322 
Email: jansezl@unisa.ac.za
Qualifications: MSocSc (UND), PhD (Wits)
Research interests: Political economy of global information and news flows;
Press & broadcast media in South Africa; Global media organisations and globalisation.

Mr Ishmael Lesufi Mr Ishmael Lesufi
Tel: 012 429 6229
Email: lesufi@unisa.ac.za
Qualifications: MA (UDW)
Research interestsMarx's social theory; labour process; globalisation and class analysis.
Dr Lucky Mathebe Dr Lucky Mathebe
Tel: 012 429 6613
Email: mathelm@unisa.ac.za
Qualifications: MA (Wits), D Litt et Phil (UNISA)
Research interests: Sociology of autobiography and biography, representation studies and leadership studies
Dr Martin Kuys Mendelsohn Dr Martin Kuys Mendelsohn
Tel:
012 429 6221
Email: mendemk@unisa.ac.za
Qualifications: BA Hons (Wits), PhD Sociology and Linguistics (Hamburg)
Research interests: Social theory and sociology of language.
Prof Marlize Rabe  Prof Marlize Rabe 
Tel:
012 429 6698
Email: rabeme@unisa.ac.za
Qualifications: D Litt et Phil (UNISA)
Research interests: Family sociology, fatherhood studies and qualitative research.
Mr Leon Roets Mr Leon Roets
Tel: 012 352 4116
Email: roetshjl@unisa.ac.za
Qualifications: BA Hons (UOVS)
Research interests: Social behaviour studies in HIV/AIDS and health.
Ms Nomna Jobodwana

Ms Nomna Jobodwana
Tel:
 012 4296684
Email: jobodnl@unisa.ac.za
Qualifications: MA in Medical Sociology (Unisa)
Research interests: Identities and Disabilities

Ms Marie Matee Ms Marie Matee
Tel: 012 429 6720
Email: 
mateem@unisa.ac.za
Qualifications: MA-Social Behaviour Studies in HIV/AIDS (Unisa)
Research interests: Student Support

Mr Philip Nhlanhla
Tel:
012 429 3275
Email: nhlanpp@unisa.ac.za  

Mrs Nokuthula Mazibuko Mrs Nokuthula Mazibuko
Tel: 012 429 6652
Email: mazibnc@unisa.ac.za
Qualifications: BA Hons (UDW); MA (UKZN)
Research interests: Family sociology and social problems
Dr Julio F de Sousa Dr Julio F de Sousa
Tel
: 012 429 6030
Email: dsousjf@unisa.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Hon (UZ), MS (North Carolina), PhD (UCT)
Research interests: Relational economic sociology and cultural approaches to network analysis; sociology of African entrepreneurship; African Pentecostalism; ethnographic grounded-theory studies.

Ms Sintechè van der Merwe
Tel:
 012 429 6033
Email: 
vdmers@unisa.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Soc.Sci Hons (UP); M.Soc.Sci (UP)
Research interests: Gender Studies

Administrative Staff


   
Ms Fazia du Plessis
Tel:
012 429 6301
Email: dplessf@unisa.ac.za 
Ms Maki Cenge
Tel:
012 429 6587
Email: cengebd@unisa.ac.za

Ms Nell-Marie de Klerk
Tel:
 012 429 6552
Email: dklerknm@unisa.ac.za