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Dr Mandisa Malinga

Ph.D. (University of South Africa)

Background and research interests

Mandisa recently completed her PhD at the University of South Africa. During her studies, she held a split-site Commonwealth doctoral scholarship which covered a twelve months visit at the University of York’s Centre for Women’s Studies, United Kingdom. Mandisa’s PhD research project, titled ‘Precarious employment and fathering practices among African men’, explored constructions of fatherhood and masculinities among men who look for work on the side of the road in South Africa, and how this type of work(seeking) impacts on their roles as fathers. Her research interests include identity (gender and race), positive psychology, violence and trauma, family studies and fatherhood, as well as labour market changes and labour policies.

Teaching responsibilities

  • Social Psychology & Intergroup Relations
  • First year Qualitative Research Methods and Social Psychology

Selected publications

Malinga, M., & Ratele, K. (2014). 'It has changed me from the person that I was before': Love and the construction of young black masculinities. In Petrella, S. (Ed.), Doing gender, doing Love: Interdisciplinary voices. United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press. 

Adams, S., Savahl, S., Carels, C., Isaacs, S., Brown, Q., Malinga, M., Monageng, B., & Zozulya, M. (2014). Alcohol consumption and risky sexual behaviour amongst young adults in a low-income community in Cape Town. Journal of Substance Use,19 (1-2), 118-124.

Contact details

Tel: 021 650 4997
Room Number: 3.16
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