Dr Mlamuli Nkosingphile Hlatshwayo is a scholar in the field of Higher Education and Politics. His research interests include theorising higher education transformation and decolonisation in the global South; student movements and issues around epistemological access. He is a Senior Lecturer in Curriculum Studies at the School of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Dr Hlatshwayo has over 18 peer reviewed publications, over 25 national and international conference presentations, and have given over 20 invited seminars/public lecturers across the South African, US, British and Indian higher education institutions. He holds a PhD in Higher Education Studies and a Masters’ Degree (Cum Laude) in Political and International Studies from Rhodes University. Dr Hlatshwayo was the visiting scholar at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education for 2018-2019, he was the 2020 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans, the Jakes Gerwel Distinguished Fellow in Education, as well as the 2021-2025 Andrew W. Mellon Early Career Fellow in higher education. Dr Hlatshwayo served as a member of the Council on Higher Education’s 20 year national review of the South African higher education system in 2019-2020. Dr Hlatshwayo is the current project manager in the Heltasa’s National Interest Group on Decolonisation. He’s co-edited book, Decolonising Knowledge and Knowers: Struggles for University Transformation in South Africa, is scheduled for publication with Routledge in 2022.
Philosophy; Curriculum; knowledge structures
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