School of Education

Bronwynne Anderson

Bronwynne Anderson


Senior Lecturer


Gender Education


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Degrees Held
  • Higher Education Degree  (University of Natal),  Bachelor of Education Honours  (University of Natal), Master of Education (UKZN), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)(UKZN)



  • Teaching at both basic education and higher education.
  • Undergraduate and post graduate course design.
  • Doctoral support lectures
  • Presentations at Doctoral seminars
  • Proposal development in Doctoral Cohort
  • Lecturing Gender Education modules (Honours and Masters)
  • Lecturing Professional Studies, Education Studies and Micro Teaching
  • Lecturing in Social Justice Education and Diversity and Learning
  • Lecturing National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE)


Peer Reviewer for the following journals (2012- 2016)

  • Gender and Education
  • Agenda
  • Sexualities
  • International Journal of Educational Development
  • African Journal of AIDS Research (AJAR)


  • NRF Research Grant
  • Ernest and Ethel Eriksen Trust Grant
  • Mellon Foundation Research grant
  • Post-doctoral scholarship: Women in Research Academy
  • Golden Key Membership

Research Interests:

  • Masculinities and Schooling
  • Young People Gender and Sexual Identities
  • Violence, Gender and Schooling
  • Coloured identity[ies]

Teaching Interests:

  • Teaching in Education Studies Professional Studies and Gender Education


  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) Supervision
  • Independent Research Module (IRP) in Gender and Education
  • Master of Education Supervision
  • Doctoral Supervision

Community Involvement/Outreach:

  • Guest Speaker at School Awards Ceremonies
  • Guest Speaker at Women`s Day Celebrations
  • Presenter at Adult Formation at Christ the King Parish – Men and Women Conferences in Wentworth
  • Guest Speaker at youth conferences
  • Board chairperson at Holy Family College in Glenwood, Durban
  • Treasurer for Young Cavaliers Football Club in Wentworth, Durban
  • Treasurer: Keith `Skido` Joseph Foundation (NGO)

Publications/Selected Publications (2014 – 2016):

Journal Articles:

  • Bhana, D and Anderson, B (2013): Desire and constraint in the construction of South African teenage women`s sexualities. Sexualities 16 (5/6): 548-564.
  • Anderson, B (2013):  “If you love me you`ll wait”: Sex, love and agency in coloured teenage girls` accounts of sexuality. Agenda.
  • Bhana, D and Anderson, B (2013): Gender, relationship dynamics and South African girls’ vulnerability to sexual risk. AJAR 12 (1): 25 – 31
  • Anderson, B. (2010). `Coloured` boys talk: Constructing heterosexual masculinities in a working class high school context. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 20(4): 635-646.
  • Anderson, B. (2010). “You`re not a man if you hit a girl”: `Coloured` high-school boys doing heterosexual masculinity differently. Agenda 83: 74-87.
  • Anderson, B. (2009).  `Coloured` boys resisting gangster masculinity: “I’m not so into gangs anymore. I’ve started going to church now”. Agenda, Special Issue 80: 55-67.

Chapters in Books:

  • Anderson, B. (2016). Education: With Emphasis on South African Education, In M. Seedat-Khan, Z. L. Jansen and R. Smith (Eds) Sociology: A South African Perspective pp. 156-170.