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Head of Department
Associate Professor Thiven Reddy is the Head of Department in the Department of Political Studies. He completed his Bachelor of Social Science Honours degree at the University of Natal (Durban) and his Masters and PhD in Political Science at the University of Washington (Seattle)
Research, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Comparative Politics (Contemporary South African Politics; Politics of Dominant Party Systems)
Political Theory (Marxism; Post-colonial theory
POL3046S South African Political Thought
POL4044F/POL5048F Global Political Thought
His book Hegemony and Resistance: Contesting Identities in South Africa (London: Ashgate Publishing, 2000) draws on the writings of Gramsci and Foucault to theorise the construction of identity in South Africa.
He has published articles on political theory, South Africa’s democratic transition, and contemporary South African politics.
He was awarded a Commonwealth Fellowship to Bristol University in 2001 and the Harvard/Mandela Fellowship in 2003.