Social Psychology and Social Change: Beyond Western Perspectives

  • Shose Kessi University of Cape Town
  • Peace Kiguwa University of the Witwatersrand


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Author Biographies

Shose Kessi, University of Cape Town

SHOSE KESSI is a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at UCT. The focus of her research is on community-based empowerment and social change, particularly exploring how to address issues of identity, such as race, class, and gender, that impact on people’s participation in transformation efforts. She is currently working on the development of Photovoice methodology as a research tool that can raise consciousness and mobilise community groups into social action. Before joining UCT, Shose worked in the development sector in the area of reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and programme evaluation. She completed her PhD in 2010 at the London School of Economics and is a non-resident fellow of the WEB DuBois Research Institute, Hutchins Centre, Harvard University.

Peace Kiguwa, University of the Witwatersrand

PEACE KIGUWA (PhD) is Senior Lecturer in the School of Human and Community Development in Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her research interests include gender and sexuality, critical race theory, critical social psychology and teaching and learning. Her current research projects include focus on young women’s leadership in higher education and destabilizing heteronormativity project with the African Gender Institute (AGI) and Action Aids International (AAI). She has co-edited three books (UCT and ZED press releases) and has published in both local and internationally accredited journals. She is currently co-editor of the accredited journal Psychology in Society (PINS) and co-editor on a Special Issue on Social Cohesion (PINS).