Claire Gaillard-Thurston

Degrees Held

  • PhD, Gender in Education(UKZN), M.Ed, Education Studies (UKZN), B.Ed hons cum laude (University of Natal), HDE IV (Edgewood College of Education)


  • I have extensive experience in teaching at both Basic and Higher Levels of the Formal Educational sector

Research Interests

  • Social Justice Education, Gender Education, Education Policy – with a particular focus on schoolchildren

Teaching Interests

  • Race, Racism and Education; Education and Social Inequality


  • I supervise Honours, Master and PhD students whose dissertation focus on Social Justice issues in the formal education system

Community Involvement/Outreach

  • I serve as internal and external examiner, moderator and reviewer for undergraduate and post graduate modules, as well as for dissertations in the disciplines of Gender Studies and Social Justice Education