Mkhize, N

Prof. Nhlanhla Mkhize is the former Dean of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa). After graduating with an Honours degree (cum laude) at the University of Natal, he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue his studies in the US. He obtained his MA from the University of Iowa (Iowa City), and his PhD from the University of Natal. He has been a Moody Visiting Scholar (University of Michigan) and a Bram Fischer scholar (Oxford University). Dr. Mkhize is a co-principal investigator of the South African Research Ethics Training Initiative (SARETI), a collaborative multidisciplinary research ethics programme involving the UKZN and other local institutions. He has been invited to give keynote addresses nationally and internationally on the subject of indigenous knowledge systems, morality/ethics and the self. He has published journal articles and book chapters on cultural aspects of counselling, African ethics, fatherhood, and the use of African languages in Higher Education. He is one of the editors of Critical Psychology (UCT Press, 2004), a book in which he published chapters on African approaches to psychology.  As the former President of the South African Humanities Deans Association, he played a role in the formation of the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the launch of the Humanities/Social Sciences national doctoral Schools and African Pathways programmes.