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Tel: 031 373 2762
Fax: 031 373 2668
Email: tandrew@dut.ac.za
Professor Theo Andrews
Executive Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Professor Theo Andrew 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 Andrew is a member of the Higher Education Quality Council of South Africa.

Tel: 031 373 2180
Professor Monique Marks
Prof Monique Marks currently heads up the newly established 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.

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.

Tel: 031 373 2100
Email: pruthvia@dut.ac.za
Ms Pruthvi Karpoormath
Pruthvi completed BA LLB in Bangalore, India in 2008 and is a registered Advocate of Karnataka High Court. She came to South Africa in Aug 2010. Pruthvi is currently pursuing her Masters in Intellectual Property rights with UNISA. She joined the Urban Futures Centre in June 2014 and also works as the Faculty research project officer in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.