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Dean Theophilus Nethiekreethum Andrew  Tel: 031 373 2762
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Email: tandrew@dut.ac.za
Professor Theo Andrews
Executive Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Professor Theo Andrews qualified and worked, lectured, and consulted in the field of Electrical Engineering for over 25 years. He is a Fellow of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), and served as its KZN Branch Chair and Honorary Vice-President, and as one of its Vice-Presidents. He is also a member of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) and a founding member of the Board of the South African Society for Engineering Educators (SASEE). Professor Andrews is a member of the Higher Education Quality Council of South Africa.

Tel: 031 373 2180
Email:moniquem@dut.ac.za
Professor Monique Marks

Prof Monique Marks currently heads up the Urban Futures Centre at the Durban University of Technology (UFC@DUT). Initially trained as a social worker, she has a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Natal, and writes predominantly in the field of criminology. She has published widely in the areas of youth social movements, ethnographic research methods, police labour relations, police organizational change and security governance. She has published four books: Young Warriors: Youth Identity, Politics and Violence in South Africa; Transforming the Robocops: Changing Police in South Africa; and Police Occupational Culture: New Debates and Directions (edited with Anne-Marie Singh and Megan O’Neill) and Police Reform from the Bottom Up (edited with David Sklansky). She has also published over 45 peer reviewed articles and numerous reports. She sits on a number of journal editorial boards as well as the Board of Trustees of the Safer South Africa Foundation. She is a B-rated researcher, indicating that she has substantial international recognition. In her research work on security governance she has forged close relations with government, both local and national. Monique also runs a large community engagement project in Durban’s largest low income municipal housing estate, Kenneth Gardens.

Publications

Books

Marks (2001) Young Warriors: Youth Politics, Identity and Violence in South Africa, University of Witwatersrand Press.

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Marks (2005) Transforming the Robocops: Changing Police in South Africa. Durban: Natal University Press.

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O’Neill; M. Marks and A. Singh (eds) (2007) Rethinking Police Occupational Culture: New Debates and Directions. Boston: Elsevier.

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Marks and D. Sklansky (eds) (2012). Police Reform from the Bottom Up: Officers and their Unions as Agents of Change. Oxfordshire: Routledge

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Mosavel, M. Marks, Z. Dhemer and L. Borcheller (2014). The Space Between. Virginia: Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Book Chapters

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M. Marks and S. Meinjies (1996) Women’s Position in Society. In: M. Goosen and B. Klugman (eds) The South African Women”s Health Book. Cape Town: Oxford University Press.

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M. Marks and P. McKenzie (1998) Militarised Youth: Political Pawns or Social Agents. In: J. Cock and P. McKenzie (eds) From Defence to Development: Redirecting Military Resources in South Africa. Cape Town: David Philip.

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M. Marks (1999) Onwards marching comrades: The career of the Charterist youth movement in Diepkloof, Soweto. In: J. Hyslop (ed) African Democracy in the Era of Globalisation. Johannesburg: University of Witwatersrand Press.

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M. Marks (2000) Labour relations in the South African Police Service. In: G. Adler (ed) Public Service Labour Relations in a Democratic South Africa. Johannesburg: University of Witwatersrand Press.

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M. Marks and P. McKenzie (2001) Alternative policing structures: A look at youth defence units in Gauteng. In: D. Nina and W. Scharf (eds) The Other Law: Non-State Ordering in South Africa. Cape Town: Juta Press.

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M. Marks (2004) New Methods, New Motives? Appraising police behavioural change. In: A. Zegeye, R. Harris and P. Lauderdale (eds) Globalisation and Post Apartheid South Africa. De Sitter Press: pp 54-88.

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M. Marks (2005) Democratising police organisations from the inside out: Police labour relations in Southern Africa. In: C. Fields and H. Moore (eds) Comparative and International Criminal Justice: Traditional and non-traditional systems of law and control (2nd edition). Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.

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M. Marks and A. Goldsmith (2006) The state, the people and democratic policing: The case of South Africa. In: J. Wood and B. Dupont (eds) Democracy, Society and the Governance of Security. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 139-165.

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M. Marks and J. Olivier (2006) L’histoire sans fin. Reformer en Afrique du Sud. In: O. Fillieule and D. Della Porta (eds) Police et Manifestations: Maintien de l’ordre et gestion des conflicts. Paris: Press de la Foundation Nacional des Sciences Politque.

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J. Wood and M. Marks (2006) ‘Nexus Governance: Building New Ideas for Security and Justice’, pp. 719-738. In: Slakmon, C., M. Rocha Machado and P. Cruz Bottini (eds) Novas Direções na Governança da Justiça e da Segurança. Brasília- D.F.: Ministry of Justice of Brazil, United Nations Development Programme – Brazil, and the School of Law of the Getulio Vargas Foundation – São Paulo.

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Nixon, C; Bradley, D and Marks, M. (2006) What works, what doesn’t and what looks promising in police research networks. In: J. Fleming and J. Wood (eds) Fighting Crime Together: The Challenges of Policing and Security Networks. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press.

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Marks, M. (2007) Police unions and their cultural influence: Subculture or counter-culture? In: M. O’Neill; M. Marks and A. Singh (eds). (2007 forthcoming). Rethinking Police Culture: New Debates and Directions. Elsevier.

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Marks, M. and Singh, A. (2007) Conclusion: Taking stock and looking at in police culture studies. In: M. O’Neill; M. Marks and A. Singh (eds). (2007 forthcoming). Rethinking Police Culture: New Debates and Directions. Elsevier.

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Wood, J. and Marks, M. (2007) Cultural change through ‘Nexus’ policing. In: M. O’Neill; M. Marks and A. Singh (eds). (2007 forthcoming). Rethinking Police Culture: New Debates and Directions. Elsevier.

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Marks, M. and J. Wood (2008) Generating Youth Safety From Below: Situating Young People at the Centre of Knowledge-based Policing. Handbook of Knowledge Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions. T. Williamson. West Sussex, John Wiley and Sons.

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Marks, M. and Fleming, J. (2008) Exception to the rule: The spread of the police union movement across the world. In: R, DeLord; J, Burpo; M, Shannon and J, Spearing (eds). Police Union Power, Politics, and Confrontation in the 21st Century. Illinois: Charles C. Thomas Publishers: pp301-311

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Marks, M., Shearing, C. and Wood, J. (2009). A thick or a thin blue line? Exploring alternative models for community policing and the police role in South Africa. In. P. Grabosky (ed.). Community Policing and Peacekeeping. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

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Marks, M. (2009) Community policing in South Africa (dictionary entry). In: A. Wakefield and J. Fleming (eds) The Sage Dictionary of Policing. London: Sage.

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Marks, M. (2009) Police Socialisation (entry). In: A. Wakefield and J. Fleming (eds) The Sage Dictionary of Policing. London: Sage.

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Marks, M. (2009) Police unions (entry). In: A. Wakefield and J. Fleming (eds) The Sage Dictionary of Policing. London: Sage.

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M. Marks (2010). Investiggando la transformacion de la policia: El imperative etnografico. In M. Sirimarco (ed.). Estudiar La Policia : La Mirada De Las Ciencias Sociales Sobre La Institucion Political. Buenos Aires : Teseo Publishers.

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C. Shearing and M. Marks (2010). Criminology’s Disney World: The ethnographer’s ride of South African criminal justice. In Boswell, M and Hoyle, C (eds.). What is Criminology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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M. Marks and D. Sklansky (2012). Introduction: The role of the rank and file and police unions in police reform. In M. Marks and D. Sklansky (eds.) Police Reform from the Bottom Up: Officers and their Unions as Agents of Change. London: Routledge

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J. Wood; J. Fleming and M. Marks (2012). In M, Marks and D. Sklansky (eds.) Building the capacity of police change agents: The nexus policing project. Police Reform from the Bottom Up: Officers and their Unions as Agents of Change. London: Routledge

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Marks, M. (2012). The spectacular world of South Africa’s roadblocks: Dilemmas and debates. In B. Bowling and L. Weber (eds). Stop and Search: Police Power in Global Context. London: Routledge, 56-69.

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Marks, M and S. Tait (2013). Nuclear power plant scenarios: Responding to a complex public order situation. In PAJ. Waddington (ed). Professional Police Practice: Scenarios and Dilemmas. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 171-186.

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Marks, M. (2013). Interview with Chief Todd Weustewald, Broken Arrow Police Department. In D. Das (ed). Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders Across the Globe, Volume 4. CRC Press, pp 123-144.

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Marks, M and Overall, C. (2014). Beyond the conceivable? Pondering a city without walls in South Africa. In N. Marchettini; C Brebbia, R. Pulsselli and S. Bastiaoni (eds.) The Sustainable City: Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, pp 595-608.

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Marks, M and Bruce, D. (2015) Groundhog Day: Twenty year of public order policing into democracy. In. G. Khalingala, B. Naidoo, D. Pillay and R. Southall (eds.) New South African Review 5: Beyond Marikana, Johannesburg: Wits University Press.

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Marks, M. (2017). Where walls don’t divide: Dreaming a suburban life. In C. Ballentine; M. Chapman; K. Erwin and G. Mare (eds.) Living Togther, Living Apart: Social Cohesion in a Future South Africa. Pietermaritzburg: University of KwZulu-Natal Press.

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Peer-Reviewed Articles

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M. Marks (1996) Diepkloof et sa Jeunesse, Les Temps Modernes, No 585, p.133-159.

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M. Marks (1997) We are fighting for the Liberation of our People: Justifications of Violence by Activist Youth in Diepkloof, Soweto, Berkeley Journal of Sociology, Volume 41, p.137-167.

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M. Marks (1997) Changing Police, Policing Change: The Case of Community Policing in KwaZulu Natal, Society in Transition, Vol 1, p.54-69.

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M. Marks (1999) Changing dilemmas and the dilemmas of change: Transforming the Public Order Police unit in Durban, Policing and Society 8(2): 34-64.

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M. Marks (1999) Policing for Democracy: The Case of the Public Order Police Unit in Durban, Africa Development 24(1&2): 221-271.

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M. Marks (2000) Transforming police organisations from within: Police dissident groupings in South Africa, British Journal of Criminology 40(4): 557-573.

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M. Marks (2000) Transforming Robocops? A case study of police organisational change, Society in Transition 31(2): 144-162.

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M. Marks and J. Olivier (2001) Public order policing in South Africa, Police Practice and Research: An International Journal 2(1-2): 71-108.

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M. Marks (2002) Organising the Blues: Police labour relations in Southern Africa, African Security Review 11(2):

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M. Marks (2002) New Methods, New Motives? Appraising police behavioural change in a post-apartheid police unit, Journal for African and Asian Studies 37(3-5): 318-352.

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M. Shaw and M. Marks (2002) Point of order: Policing and crime in transition in South Africa, Transformation 49: i – x.

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M. Marks (2003) Policing Ethnography. Society in Transition 33(3): 1-33.

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M. Marks (2003) Shifting gears or slamming on the brakes? An assessment of police transformation in a South African paramilitary police unit, Policing and Society 13(3):

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M. Marks (2004) Researching police transformation: The ethnographic imperative, British journal of Criminology 44: 866-888.

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M. Marks and J. Fleming (2004) ‘As unremarkable as the air they breathe’? Reforming police management in South Africa, Current Sociology 52(5): 784-808.

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Fleming, J and Marks, M (2004) ‘The ‘Conservative Voice of Reason’? Australian Police Unions in the 21st Century’, 12th Annual Conference International Employment Relations Association, P. Hyland and G. Stewart (eds) Regionalism and Globalisation: The Challenge for Employment Relations, CD Rom, ISBN 1 876674 63 6

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Marks, M and Fleming, J (2004) ‘The untold story: The regulation of police labour rights and the quest for police democratisation’, 12th Annual Conference International Employment Relations Association, P. Hyland and G. Stewart (eds) Regionalism and Globalisation: The Challenge for Employment Relations, CD Rom, ISBN 1 876674 63 6.

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Shearing, C and Marks, M. (2004) Introduction: Diversity in policing: Multi-agency frameworks and strategies in South Africa, Society in Transition 35(2): 197-204.

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Fleming, J. and Marks, M. (2004) Reformers or resisters? The state of police unionism in Australia, Employment Relations Record 4(1):

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Marks, M and Shearing, C. (2005) Reconceptualising police reform practice in South African policing, South African Review of Sociology 36(2): 131-140.

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Marks, M, Fleming, J and Wood, J. (2006) ‘Standing on the inside looking out’: The significance of police unions in networks of police governance, The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 39(1): 71-90.

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Marks, M and Fleming J (2006) The right to unionise, the right to bargain and the right to democratic policing, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 605(1): 178-199.

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Marks, M (2006). Review of Searching for Evil … and the Perfect Donut, by Richard Nable, Criminal Justice Review 31(1): 71-73.

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M. Marks and J. Fleming (2006) The untold story: The regulation of police labour rights and the quest for police democratisation. Police Practice & Research: An International Journal 7(4): 309-322.

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M. Burgess; J, Fleming and M. Marks (2006) Thinking critically about police unions in Australia: Internal democracy and external responsiveness, Police Practice and Research: An International Journal 7(5): 391-407.

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M. Marks and J. Fleming. (2007) Police as workers: Police labour rights in Southern Africa and beyond, South African Crime Quarterly 19: 13-19.

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M. Marks and J. Wood. (2007) The South African policing nexus: Charting the policing network in Durban. South African Review of Sociology 38(2):

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D. Sklansky and M. Marks (2008) The role of rank and file in police reform, Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy 18(1): 1-6.

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J. Wood, J. Fleming and M. Marks. (2008) Building the capacity of police change agents: The Nexus Policing Project, Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy 18(1): 72-87.

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M. Marks and D. Sklansky. (2008) Voices from below: unions and participatory arrangements in the police workplace. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal 9(2): 85-95.

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M. Marks. (2008) Looking different, acting different: Struggles for equality within the South African Police Service. Public Administration 86(3): 643-665.

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M. Marks and J. Fleming. (2008) Having a voice: The quest for democratic policing in Southern Africa. Journal of Organisational Change Management 21(4): 451-459.

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Marks, M., Shearing, C., and Wood, J. (2009) Who should the police be? Finding a new narrative for community policing in South Africa. Police Practice and Research 10(2):145-157.

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Marks, M. (2009). Dancing with the devil?: Participatory action research with police in South Africa. South African Crime Quarterly. 30: 27-35

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Marks, M and Wood, J. (2010) South African policing at the crossroads: The case for minimalist and minimal policing in South Africa. Theoretical Criminology.

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Marks, M., Wood, J., Ally, F., Walsh, T. and Witbooi, A. (2010). Worlds apart? On the possibilities of police/academic collaborations. Policing, October: 1-7.

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Marks, M. and Bonnin, D. (2010). Generating safety from below: Community safety groups and the policing nexus in Durban. South African Review of Sociology 41(1): 56-76.

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Shearing, C. and Marks. M. (2011). Being a new police in the liquid 21st century. Policing. 5(3): 210-218.

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Marks, M. (2011). The spectacular world of South Africa’s roadblocks: Dilemmas and Debates. Policing and Society 21(4): 408-419.

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Marks, M. and Tait, S. (2011). You strike a protest, you strike a rock: Current debates in the policing of public order in South Africa. South African Crime Quarterly 38: 15-22.

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Marks, M.; Wood, J.; Azzopardi, J and Xaba, T. (2012). Reconfiguring state and non-state actors in the provision of safety in (South) Africa: Implications for bottom-up policing arrangements and for donor funding. Journal of Legal Pluralism 63.

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Marks, M. (2012). Ducking and diving: Ethical and moral dilemmas in doing criminological research. Acta Criminologica 25(2): 1-11

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Erwin, K, Marks, M, and Couchman, I. (2014). Homeopathic health care in a low income housing estate in Durban: Possibilities for a plural health care model in South Africa. The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society 3(3): 1-16.

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Steinberg, J, and Marks, M. (2014). The labyrinth of Jewish security arrangements in Johannesburg. British Journal of Criminology. 54: 244-259.

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Marks, M and Bruce, D. (2014). Groundhog Days? Public order policing in South Africa twenty years into democracy. South African Journal of Criminal Justice. 3:346-366.

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Marks, M and Overall, C. (2015). Breaking Down Walls: New solutions for more effective urban crime prevention in South Africa. Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 4(1).

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Marks, M; Erwin, K. and Mosavel, M. (2016). The inextricable link between community engagement, community based research and service learning: The case of an international collaboration Building Global Bridges, The South African Journal of Higher Education 29(5): 214-231.

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Marks, M and Howell, S (2016). Cops, drugs and interloping academics: An ethnographic exploration of the possibility of policing drugs differently in South Africa. Policing and Society 17(4): 341-352.

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Scheibe, A; Howell, S. Muller, A; Katumba, M; Langen, B; Artz, L and Marks, M. (2016). Finding solid ground: Law enforcement, key populations and the health and rights in South Africa. Journal of the International Aids Society 19(3): 1-7.

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Marks, M; Howell, S and Shelly, S (2016). The fluidity of ‘police culture’: Encountering the contextual complexity of policing street level drug use. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. 10(4): 1-14.

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D. Ochieng, O, Olugugbara and M. Marks (2017). Exploring digital archive system to develop digitally resilient youth in marginalized communities in South Africa. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries 80 (4): 1-22.

 

 


Tel: 031 373 2017
Email:kirae@dut.ac.za
Dr. Kira Erwin

Kira Erwin completed her MPhil at Cambridge (UK) and her PHD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Kira’s training is in sociology and her focus areas include race, the intersections of social identities and urban ethnography. She is also interested in how ideas around participation shape academic and civic practices in South Africa, and elsewhere.

Publications

Book Chapters

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Erwin, Kira (2017) The Danger of Empty Words: from Rhetoric to Action in Ballantine, C., Chapman, M., Erwin, K. and Maré, G. (eds) Living Together, Living Apart? The making of a future South Africa. UKZN Press: Durban.

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Erwin Kira, Houghton Jennifer and Bass Orli (2014) Women and urban governance – the disjuncture between policy and everyday experiences in intimate spaces, in Haferburg Christoph and Huchzermeyer Marie (eds) Urban Governance in Postapartheid Cities: Modes of Engagement in South Africa’s Metropoles. Gebrüder Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung: Stuttgard.

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Bass Orli, Erwin Kira, Kinners Amanda and Maré Gerhard (2013) The possibilities of researching non-racialism: reflections on racialism in South Africa, in Everatt, David (ed.). Non-racialism in South Africa. Routledge.

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Erwin Kira (2010) Metabolics: Moving Towards a Conceptual Theme in Environmental Sociology, in L. Heinecken and H. Prozesky (eds) Society in Focus—Change, Challenge and Resistance: Reflections from South Africa and Beyond. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne

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Peer-reviewed Articles

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Erwin, Kira (2017) “You make a home out if it, you make a place of it”: some unexpected narratives from a social housing estate in Durban”. Transformation 93 68-90.

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Marks, M. and Erwin, K. (2016) “Interfering politicians: the underbelly of ‘coproduction’ within a South African community engagement context”. Community Development Journal. doi:10.1093/cdj/bsw021.

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Marks Monique, Erwin Kira and Mosavel Maghboeba (2015) The inextricable link between community engagement, community based research and service learning: the case of an international collaboration Building Global Bridges project. The South African Journal of Higher Education, 29(5) 214–231.

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Erwin Kira (2015) Race, place and identity in Kenneth Gardens: narratives from a low-cost housing estate in Durban. Urban Forum 26(2) 187-201.

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Erwin Kira, Marks Monique and Couchman Ingrid (2014) Homeopathic health care in a low-income housing estate in Durban: possibilities for a plural health care model in South Africa. Journal of Health, Wellness and Society 3:3.

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Erwin Kira and Maré Gerhard (2013) Theorising Race Imagining Possibilities. Theoria, 136.

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Erwin Kira (2012) Race and race thinking: reflections in theory and practice for researchers in South Africa and beyond. Transformation 79, 93-113.

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Bass Orli, Erwin Kira, Kinners Amanda and Maré Gerhard (2012) The possibilities of researching non-racialism: reflections on racialism in South Africa. Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies, 39:1, 29-40.

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Reviews

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Erwin Kira (forthcoming 2014) Review of Lianos, Michalis (2013) Dangerous others, insecure societies: fear and social division. Surrey and Burlington, Ashgate, in Ethnic and Racial Studies.

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Erwin Kira (2011) Review of Romm, Norma R.A. (2010) New Racism: Revisiting Researcher Accountabilities. New York: Springer, in Loyola Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. XXV, No.2.

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Erwin Kira (2010) Review of Murray, Martin J. (2008) Taming the Disorderly City: the spatial landscape of Johannesburg after apartheid. UCT Press: Cape Town, in Transformation 74, 152-155.

 

 

Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

 


Email: MarcK@dut.ac.za
Dr. Marc Kalina
Marc Kalina is a human geographer working on driving the development of innovative and participative qualitative methodologies. Marc holds a M.A. in Development Studies from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) and a PhD in Development Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His research interests include infrastructure, participatory governance, informality, and access to public space. He writes a popular blog, The Glenwood Collective which examines these issues within a Durban context, while exploring connections between the inner city and the suburbs. Marc is best known internationally for his work on rural infrastructure extension and has conducted extensive qualitative research throughout southeast Africa.
Email:sogendrenm@dut.ac.za Dr. Sogen Moodley
Sogen Moodley, who holds a PhD in urban planning worked as a Senior Manager in the Office of the City Manager at the eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa. He is known internationally for his knowledge in in urban strategic planning and City-to-City (C2C) learning through his position as Technical Chair of the C2C Learning Forum of the international United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). He has published extensively on urban strategic planning with his seminal work Making City Strategy Come Alive launched at the Cities Alliance conference in 2004. He documented the eThekwini Municipality’s community-led long-term planning process which he championed, in his second book The Power of Imagination: Long Term Planning for City Sustainability.  He conceptualized and managed the Municipal Institute of Learning (www.mile.org.za)- a knowledge management initiative that promoted knowledge networks and supported local governments in the global South for nine years. He transitioned into the world of academia from September 2017, joining the Durban University of Technology (DUT) as a Research Associate at the Town & Regional Planning Department and post- doctoral fellow at the Urban Futures Centre. He is also an external examiner at Wits University and offers a private strategic planning and facilitation service.

 

Research Associates

 

Email:robbinsdgd@gmail.com Glen Robbins
Glen Robbins is a DUT UFC Honorary Research Fellow and a Research Associate at PRISM at UCT.  His main research interests are those related to regional and urban economic development in South Africa.  In recent years he has been collaborating with colleagues at a number of universities on a project called Chance2Sustain exploring selected fast growing cities in India, Peru, Brazil and South Africa.  He has also worked extensively on issues related to employment and industrial development, including on a recent European Union funded project under the Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development (PSPPD) on manufacturing in eThekwini/Durban.

 

Project Coordinators

 

Email: TamlynnF@dut.ac.za Dr. Tamlynn Fleetwood
Projects: Narratives of Home and Neighbourhood: Reimaging Possibilities for Urban Planning and Migration and the Inclusive City.
Email: sibonelog@dut.ac.za Sibonelo Gumede
Projects: Opioid Substitution Therapy

 

Support Staff

 

 Tel: 031 373 2100
Email: fathimaa1@dut.ac.za
Fathima Bi Bi Ally
Glen Robbins is a DUT UFC Honorary Research Fellow and a Research Associate at PRISM at UCT.  His main research interests are those related to regional and urban.